Sylvia (Protea eximia x susannae). The rose-red flowers appear twice a year – from January to March and again from August to November. This dense 2m tall shrub is an excellent display plant or boundary screening shrub.
A pink medium sized protea. Very adaptable protea. Very good vigour. Very hardy. I bought two in the flower shop this morning for R8 each. Just because I wanted to!
Protea eximia is widespread throughout the mountains of the southern Cape, (South Africa) from the Keeromsberg near Worcester, along the Langeberg, Outeniqua and Tzitzikamma Mountains to Van Stadensberg near Port Elizabeth. It is also found on the Waboomsberg, Klein Swartberg, Rooiberg, Groot Swartberg, Kamanassie and Kouga Mountains and Strydomsberg. Within its distribution range, rainfall varies from 380 mm to 1 000 mm per year. P. eximia occurs in dense stands on sandstone slopes, 200–1 600 m above sea level. It is found growing in many different habitats, from dense well-watered fynbos at low altitudes, to sparse, arid fynbos on the high mountains where light frost and snowfalls occur during the winter months.
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