Sunday, October 8, 2017
In the Field: Protea Red Baron
It’s autumn and in the field… the Red Baron has returned! Yes, an Ace of Aces: when it comes to proteas… a fabulous mix of P. Obtusifolia and P. Magnifica. The rich scarlet-red hue, clean waxen bracts and large dark green leaves are typical of the characteristics inherited from its parentage. The large, gorgeous flower heads are a rich, clear red color with silver-white hairs edging the bracts. The central flower dome is also a combination of red and silvery-white, adding further to the beauty of this bloom.
Red Baron is a sure 'hit' when mixed with other protea or combined with an array of colorful flowers and foliage in bouquets and even wreaths.