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: (2002). Proteaceae. In: . 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.