Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbon’ is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with large, salmon pink flower clusters resembling pincushions and purplish-red striping resembling bright red ribbons. Flowers are at the end of each branch. They can be produced in such abundance that they cover the plant from late spring to midsummer. The vibrant green foliage is tough and leathery, and spirally arranged on the stems.
Leucospermum is native to South Africa.
It tolerates a wider range of soils than most Proteacea, and is slightly more frost tolerant than most pincushions. The flowers are long-lasting and great for cutting.
This hybrid is a cross between Leucospermum glabrum and Leucospermum tottum. The hybridization that created this cultivar was performed in 1974 by the Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute (VOPI) in South Africa and they selected this seedling in 1980 and originally named it ‘Bluebeard’ in 1983. It was later registered with the name ‘Scarlet Ribbon’ in 1992 but is often seen listed as ‘Scarlet Ribbons’.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20004
Found in Gondwana,
By the main path on the first level.
We acquired this plant from Protea Plant 2019.
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