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Protea cynaroides ‘Little Prince’

Pincushion flower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'
  • Common name: Pincushion flower
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

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. 

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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.

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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.

How to grow Protea 'Little Prince'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Protea 'Little Prince' and wildlife

Protea 'Little Prince' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Protea 'Little Prince' poisonous?

Protea 'Little Prince' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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