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Rose Spiderhead

Serruria rosea

Also known as

Bridesmaid Spiderhead, Strooimeisie, Bruidsbos (Afr.), Bruidsbos

Full Sun
Advanced care
Moderate watering
Tender

10a-10b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

80cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Rose Spiderhead

Serruria rosea flower head
Serruria rosea flower heads
Serruria rosea shrub viewed from above

Rose Spiderhead Overview

Serruria rosea is a stunning garden plant if given the right conditions. It hybridizes very easily with Serruria florida and hybrids have been produced for the horticultural trade. The closest relative to S. rosea is S. florida. They are similar in appearance but S. florida has larger white flowers, produces fewer flowering stems, and is more difficult to grow. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Common problems with Rose Spiderhead

Weak plants are prone to attack from fungi, specifically the root rot Phytophthora. Never disturb the roots of the plant as they damage very easily.

    How to harvest Rose Spiderhead

    Flowers can be cut for the vase when the buds just start to open.

    How to propagate Rose Spiderhead

    Cuttings

    Take cuttings from current season's growth in late summer or autumn. Root with rooting hormone, bottom heat and misting in a 50 -50 mix of finely milled bark and polystyrene, takes about 3 weeks.

    Special features of Rose Spiderhead

    Pot plant

    Can be planted in pots with a specialized protea potting mix.

    Attracts butterflies

    Attracts bees