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Protea aurea ssp aurea

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 17636

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Protea aurea ssp aurea is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F   (-6.5° to -1°C)
Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence: cyl. bud, to CREAM-PINK shuttlecock infl. ~ 12cm. dia., summer-autumn
Fruit: achene (beaut. cut-flower)
Foliage: ov.-obl. to 40x9mm...good in cultivation...sow autumn
Height, in meters: 5
Height, in feet: 16.50
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Protea aurea ssp aurea:
Protea longiflora, 

Common names for Protea aurea ssp aurea:

Kerse,  Langknopsuikerbos,  Longbud Protea,  Longbud Sugarbush,  Shuttlecock Protea,  Waterlily Protea, 


Protea aurea ssp aurea is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

18:   Australian and African Proteaceae
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
161:   Edible Flowers
Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.
169:   Sandy Soil Plant Seed List
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
580:  Proteaceae


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Germination guide for Protea aurea ssp aurea

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Protea aurea ssp aurea seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Protea aurea ssp aurea seeds about 6mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Sow immediately.


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