Serruria florida Knight

Blushing Bride

Evergreen shrub to 1.5 m tall. Leaves 4.5-6 cm long, divided pinnately 1-2 times into feathery cylindrical segments to 5 cm long with sharp tips. Flower heads several together, the central pink head surrounded by white papery bracts that are flushed pink, the margins hairy; summer.

Generally grown as a cut flower with dense fluffy pink flower heads used for decoration in the floristry industry. A rare plant, protected in the wild.

S Africa (S Cape).

S. 'Sugar 'N Spice' Bracts deep rosy pink. Flowering late winter to spring. S. florida _ S. rosea. Proteaflora hybrid, granted PBR in 1992. Raised Proteaflora, Australia, and released in 1991. PVJ 4(4)4.

S. 'Superb Blush' Flower head with the inner involucral bracts narrowly elliptic, white. Flowering Nov-Dec. A S. florida Proteaflora selection granted PBR in Australia in 1995. PVJ 8(4)49.

Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Hero image
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Serruria Salisb.