Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon'

Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbon’

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.

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  • Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon'
    Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon'

Cultivation Notes

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.

Additional Information

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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Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucospermum

Variety: Scarlet Ribbon

Height: 3ft to 5ft

Spread: 3ft to 5ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Shrub
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Summer
Dormancy:
Summer
Zone:
Zn9b - down to 25F
Benefits and Attracts:
Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Resistant to Deer.

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