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United States

Protea humiflora

Commonly known as Patentleaf sugarbush

  • This species is one of the rodent sugarbushes.
  • It grows to 1m sprawling shrub.
  • Flowering occurs from late winter to early spring.
  • The sharply pointed grey to purplish-green leaves conceal a bowl-shaped flower with dark bracts.
  • Prefers hot, dry sun-facing slopes.
  • Seeds should be sown in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.