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By Jeremy


B_Prionotes_flowers.jpg (Banksia sceptrum)

B.Prionotes flower



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Lovely Flower its very Different Jeremy & welcome 2 GOY :)

29 Jan, 2009

 

Yes, looks unusual and interesting.
Welcome to GoY.
Enjoy :o)

29 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks for this luscious looking flower picture, Jeremy.
Does it flower at certain times of year? Which area of Australia do you live in?

29 Jan, 2009

 

That is a lovely close up Very unusual flower head....

29 Jan, 2009

 

What a great example of a banksia! Fabulous colours!

29 Jan, 2009

 

Is this in the Protea family? Welcome to GoY!

30 Jan, 2009

 

Hi Tasteyg, both the proteas and banksias belong to the proteaceae family I'm pretty sure.

30 Jan, 2009

 

never seen this one, but it looks beautiful!

30 Jan, 2009

 

B.Prionotes is a native of WA and grows to about 6M. Like all banksias (and proteas) they require poor very well drained soil and acidic soil.

These are quite "showy" but the loveliest orange in a banksia is B. Ashbyi

Thank you for the comments as the other banksias flower I'll post some more pics and encourage you to have a go at raising these amazing plants.

I live in Cockatoo Valley in South Australia where the plants seem to surviving a heat wave (Max temp the other day was 45.7 C and the temperature for the weak did not go below 41 C

30 Jan, 2009

 

Been listening to your weather conditions down there for the past week or more and it sounds horrible! I can only remember temps that high up here back in 1994 - it was around 44 C - but it wasn't for a whole week or so!

30 Jan, 2009



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