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Protea lepidocarpodendron seed

Black-beard sugarbush

belongs to group called Bearded sugarbushes

  • the flower is a stunning cream with black velvety beard
  • grows to an erect shrub- 2 - 3 m tall
  • this plant looks a lot like Protea neriifolia, except the flowers are cream to pink and heavily bearded with brown and purple/black hairs
  • flowers from April to August
  • habitat is in sandstone, ferricrete and granite soils
  • it is a fast grower and does well in coasta gardensl
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 9