Name: Protea Cynaroides; Nickname: King Protea, Giant Protea, Honeypot, King Sugarbush; Fragrance: None; Ego Maniac: This flower has the biggest head of it’s genus; Hometown: National flower of South Africa; Superpower: Can withstand fires due to its thick underground stem which contains lots of new buds; This would make an awesome bridal bouquet as a single stem!

Name: Protea Cynaroides; Nickname: King Protea, Giant Protea, Honeypot, King Sugarbush; Fragrance: None; Ego Maniac: This flower has the biggest head of it’s genus; Hometown: National flower of South Africa; Superpower: Can withstand fires due to its thick underground stem which contains lots of new buds; This would make an awesome bridal bouquet as a single stem!

Protea illustration for NZ Home and Garden Magazine by Kelly Thompson www.kellythompson.co.nz

Protea illustration for NZ Home and Garden Magazine by Kelly Thompson www.kellythompson.co.nz

Protea indigenous to South africa Gorgeous! Repinned by www.loisjoyhofmann.com

Protea indigenous to South africa Gorgeous! Repinned by www.loisjoyhofmann.com

Protea - The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus, who could change his form at will, because they have such a wide variety of forms.

Protea - The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus, who could change his form at will, because they have such a wide variety of forms.

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