- Botanical name: Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'
- Common name: Pincushion Flower
- Plant type: Perennial
- Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers
Exotic-looking proteas are native to South Africa and come from one of the earliest groups of flowering plants. The 'flower' is actually a cluster of tubular flowers, often surrounded by colourful bracts.
Proteas are not hardy, but they can be grown outside with some success on the south coast of England, particularly in Cornwall. However, they also make fantastic specimens for the greenhouse or conservatory and, if you grow them in containers, you can take them outside for summer displays.
Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince' is a compact protea, ideal for growing in containers. Pink and yellow flowerheads with red bracts are borne from late spring to summer.
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Aspect: South facing, West facing
- Position in border: Front
- Hardiness: Tender