|In season right now is the exotic-looking leucospermum, which comes in a range of glorious autumnal shades of red and orange - a must for seasonal arrangements at this time of year, bringing warm tones to your home as the nights draw in.|
Leucospermum, sometimes called pincushion protea.
Leucospermum are very strange looking flowers, almost like pan scrubbers! A rounded head of springy, firm hooks curling upright. They grow as big shrubby bushes. You can tell this from the thick, heavy stems each flower is supported by.
Originate from South Africa
Shades of orange
All year round
Care is the same as for all cut flowers. You will need to cut the stems with sharp secateurs as they are very thick and woody.
FactsThe plant requires smoke from a fire to germinate their seed.