Mountain Rose

Protea nana

Mountain-Rose Sugarbush, Bergroos, Warebergroos, Skaamblom, Skaamroos, Skaamrosie (Afr.)

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A delightful shrub, with soft needle-shaped leaves that shimmer in the wind, while its cup-shaped, crimson flower heads, shyly nod. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Planning

Difficulty

Advanced

Flowering time

Summer, Winter, Spring

Special features

Attracts birds

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Proteaceae

Flower colour

Green, Red

Credits

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Protea nana by Mashudu Nndanduleni and Anthony Hitchcock, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, March 2017 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)