Protea rupicola Mund ex Meisn.

Krantz Sugarbush, Dyke's Sugarbush


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 6' tall

Description: 

Multi-branched. Shallow to flat-topped flowers, white to pink to red. Leaves elliptical to 5.5" long, 2" wide, leathery, blue-green.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

History: 

Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 14: 236 in 1856.

Native to South Africa.

Synonym Protea dykei E.Phillips.

ProteaWorldOnline also lists 'saxicola Marloth.'

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Sources of Information

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