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Protea 'Sylvia'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Winter
Parentage: (P. susannae x P. eximia)
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Protea 'Sylvia' - A Protea exemia/susannae hybrid that has upright growth to 6-8 feet tall. It has medium to large flowers that are pink-red with bronze satiny glow and cream-yellow centers. Main flowering period is from November to February. Plant in full sun and water sparingly to regularly. It has good soil and great frost tolerance (to mid 20 F). We received this plant from Dennis Perry. The seedling originated in South Africa in 1977 but only was planted out extensively in South Afria as a floriculture crop since 1995 - it is now one of the most sought after proteas.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Protea 'Sylvia'.
 
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