Pin cushion protea yellow. 6 of 16 thomas j. Commonly known as the pin cushion flower. Leucospermum scarlet ribbon the center of these pincushion flowers resemble bright red ribbons hence the name of this total stunner. Through this collaborative site we are creating the opportunity for breeders growers wholesalers and florists to share their knowledge and passion for the incredible diversity of flowers that make our industry so unique.
By brian johnston canada for an earlier micscape article i photographed a brilliant orange red pincushion protea. A close up view of a yellow pincushion protea leucospermum cordifolium. The vibrant yellow color can sometimes have golden orange undertones. For more see 11 garden ideas to steal from south africa.
On average this shrub lives only about eight years but please overlook this fact and know that leucospermums can be a dramatic and major focal point in your garden. Perched on top of a sturdy stem covered in foliage this flower is ideal for a birthday party family reunion or whimsical wedding. Yellow pincushion protea also known as leucospermum is known for its unique pincushion shaped bloom. Sierra flower finder is dedicated to the professional floral community by sierra flower trading.
Now the bad news. Contrary to its name the pins that form the bloom have rounded tips and are not prickly to touch. A wonderful feature plant for your garden in spring. Pincushion protea leucospermum scarlet ribbon show vertical symmetry because if cut vertically them it would mirror the other side and look the same rather than it being cut horizontally.
Protea pin cushion or pin cushion protea is a unique and exotic flower that is characterized by a central round body covered with skyward pointing filaments similar to a tailors pincushion. Much of the text of this article is identical to the earlier one but. Recently i found a similar but not identical example that has a yellow colour. Leucospermum is a genus of evergreen upright sometimes creeping shrubs that is assigned to the proteaceae with currently forty eight known speciesalmost all species are easily recognised as leucospermum because of the long protruding styles with a thickened pollen presenter which jointly give the flower head the appearance of a pincushion its common name.
Yellow pincushion protea blooms in its native environment at kirstenbosch botanic garden in cape town. 13 stunning protea flowers from banksia to leucadendron.