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Leucospermum 'Jody Jewell' - 'Jody Jewell's Pincushion

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [Leucospermum Hybrid #475]
Parentage: (Leucospermum complex hybrid)
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Leucospermum 'Jody Jewell' (Jody Jewell Pincushion) - A medium sized upright shrub growing to 6 feet tall and spreading wider with green leaves and large 5 inch wide yellow and mauve flower heads produced on long 2 foot stems in late winter that darker to a tangerine orange as they age. This plant is new to cultivation in California in 2019 as part of the Ball Horticulture. Star Roses and Plants Royal Hawaiian Series. Based on other similar varieties, standard cultural practices used on other pincushions should apply; we recommend planting in full sun in a well-drained soil with only occasional irrigation once established and mulched to keep the soil cool and retain moisture. It should prove drought tolerant once established and cold hardy to about 25 degrees F. A general preference of this group for acidic soils may justify amending the soil or the application of soil sulfur. Fertilizers should be time release and very low in phosphorus but contain the trace elements Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese and Copper. It is a selection made by Ken Leonhardt and Pam Shingaki at the University of Hawaii in 2001 and was the result of a cross involving 10 species, including L. lineare, L. reflexum, L. cordifolium, L. saxosum and L. glabrum. It was named and registered in 2007 to honor floral designer and protea grower Jody Jewell of Anuhea Farms in Makawao on the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. This plant is part of the Royal Hawaiian Series introduced by Ball Horticulture/ Star Roses and Plants, which also includes Leucospermum 'Blanche Ito' and 'Brandi Dela Cruz' and Leucospermum 'Phil Parvin'. Also included in the series is Leucospermum 'Helena', a plant that was previously introduced by the University of Hawaii as Leucospermum 'Goldfinger' and we continue to grow it under the original name.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Leucospermum 'Jody Jewell'.