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Flower Files: King Protea

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!

Flower Files: Chocolate Laceflower

Name: Daucus Carota
Nicknames: Laceflower, Queen Anne's Lace, Bird's Nest, Bishop's Lace
World traveler: Found in temperate Europe, South Asia, USA and Australia
Distant Cousin: Wild Carrot
Rumor has it: This flowers is said to be named for either Queen Anne of England or Queen Anne of Denmark who were both avid lace makers.

This color is less common than the all white Laceflower and adds great texture to designs.

Flower Files: Rosa 'Amnesia'

Name: Rosa ‘Amnesia’
Fragrance: None
Color: Taupe Brown to Light Lavender
Availability: Year Round
Hails from: South America

This flower is incredibly versatile and looks great with so many different color combinations.

Flower Files: Susara Protea

Name: Protea 'Susara'
Nickname: Queen Protea, Sugarbushes
Hails from: Western Australia, Southern California
Interesting fact: The name Protea comes from the Greek God Proteus, who could change form at his will.

There are over 1600 species in the Proteaceae family, all very interesting and beautiful.

Flower Files: Serruria

Name:  Serruria Florida
Nickname: Blushing Bride
Hails from: South Africa Turn ons: Sunny skies & dry heat
Turn offs: Poor drainage & Weeds (loves the show though)
Little known fact: I’m related to the Macadamia Nut

Flower Files: Andromeda

Name: Andromeda Polifolia
Nickname: Japanese Pieris, Bog Rosemary, Lily of the Valley Shrub
Hails from: Washington, Oregon and also parts of Asia & Northern Europe
Fragrance:  light herbal Turn ons: Peat moss, Bogs, Long walks in the rain
Turn offs: Lacebugs & Nematodes Favorite Music: Grunge of course!
Little known fact: I am often confused with Lily of the Valley and Bleeding Hearts

Flower Files: Passion Vine

Name: Passiflora Caerulea
Nickname: Blue Passion Flower, Common Passion Flower
Hometown: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay (national flower) & Uruguay
Fragrance: Strong Floral Turn ons: humid climate and tall trees for me to climb
Turn offs: too much water & not enough sun
Little known fact: butterflies are very attracted to me

Flower Files: Banksia

Name: Banksia Prionotes
Nickname: Acorn Banksia, Orange Banksia
Hometown: Western Australia
Fragrance: None
Turn ons: tropical climate, fresh water, dry air
Turn offs: refrigeration and insects Favorite band: Midnight Oil
Little known fact: I can grow up to 30 ft tall