Friday, February 20, 2015
Fabulous Cone Bushes
Did you know the seed heads of female Leucadendron are woody and cone-like - hence the common name cone-bush? During the winter, many of the Leucadendron flower and their bracts take on fabulous color - creams, yellows and even tricolor with a small greenish - yellow cone in the center. As the branches mature in the field the cones become much larger and change shape. In addition, their colors change to rich browns, deep reds, greens and even silvery tones. These cones are extremely durable and full of texture making them a 'stand out' in any bouquet or arrangement. When dried, they're prefect for use in crafts and wonderful when mixed in potpourri. Here's some of our favorite cone-bushes!