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Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'

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By Andrewr


Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' (Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset')

This member of the protea family (from South Africa) was planted exactly a year ago in very well-drained soil (about three bags of grit added at planting time) with no fertilizer. It faces due south with the house just behind it. It spent the winter wrapped in a fleece tea-cosy and, apart from some slight forst damage on a couple of growing tips, looks to have come through the winter OK



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Well done, Andrew! That's a real achievement, getting it through the winter! Will it flower?

5 Mar, 2009

 

I think that little thing in the centre is the flower. The outside bracts should turn bright red in full sun - I think they're a bit pale because it has been wrapped up so I'm waiting to see what happens next

5 Mar, 2009

 

Well, the colour will make up for the titchy flower. ;-)

5 Mar, 2009

 

Oh what a relief that it's so healthy looking...will it be okay now without the fleece Andrew?

5 Mar, 2009

 

Fascinating [ the plant :o) ]

5 Mar, 2009

 

It should take -6C so should be fleece-free until next winter now

5 Mar, 2009

 

It's amazing that such a delicate looking plant is so tough!

7 Mar, 2009

 

I used to buy it as a florist, used partly as a foliage, lasts ages when cut. Not that you would want to cut it having got it this far. Grows at Heligan, although they were looking very sick last week.

8 Mar, 2009

 

I believe this is the most commonly grown of the family for cut flowers

8 Mar, 2009



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