Sunday, December 27, 2015

Winter Color: Leucadendron

At the dawn of winter, we’re surrounded by Christmas greens. As the season settles in, we find ourselves shifting back to more traditional foliage. By the time January’s cold, cozy days roll around? Leucadendron, please! There is such an eruption of color on the farm during this time of year. As the weather gets colder, the colors become brighter and more intense. Leucadendron seemingly ‘wake up’ and make superb winter flowers in a variety of colors and textures.

Safari Sunset, which is red or burgundy most of the year, lives up to its name in winter as it changes to ‘Tricolor’ with lovely multicolored bracts in hues of maroon, green and gold.

Safari Tricolor

And, many of our favorite green Leucadendron suddenly take on vivid shades of cream, white and yellow. Inca gold turns a bright yellow color with a touch of red on the tips. Leucadendron Gold Strike transform into beautiful yellow ‘tulips’ and Maui Sunset is simply stunning in hues of white and pink.

Inca Gold

Gold Strike

Maui Sunset

Bursting with color and texture, this long-lasting foliage will keep you happy for weeks!

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