Thursday 5 September 2013


Serruria florida x rosea is member of the Proteacae family that is finding a strong following in Australia. Originally from South Africa this pretty plant is fast making a name for itself around the world, both as a garden plant and in floristry.

It is one of the prettiest spring flowering plants around the cultivars now available make excellent ornamental plants and are well suited to growing in pots and containers as they are easily kept to around 1m in height. The species tends towards a white flowering form, while the pink flowering form illustrated here is very popular and known as 'The Blushing Bride'. The fine feathery foliage is beautiful, however, it really is the flowers that are the main attraction.

Like most members of the family, Serruria florida requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil. Protect from frosts. After flowering these wonderful plants can be tip pruned to maintain a bushy compact habit and promote flowering. Growing in containers is common.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. Magnificent flowers! I love the second shot.

  2. My first time to see this kind of flower it is pretty unique and so beautiful!

    Mary, MI

  3. Stunning flowers. Strong structure, delicate colours.


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