Seasonal fall flowers- especially tropical protea- add color and vivacity to any decor, landscape, or gift. This season, find ways to include protea all around you and discover the beauty of these fascinating blooms. Not only will protea brighten your fall garden and outdoor landscape, they also make gorgeous indoor designs for your home or office as well. And did you know that protea have multiple varieties that can stand alone as well? At Beneva Flowers, we’re so excited to introduce you to a whole new side of protea this fall.
Pincushion proteas are characterized by their long, spindly petals that reach out and upward, bringing a delicate, lacy flair to any floral design or garden landscape. Often featured in reds, oranges and yellows, these evergreen blooms are incredibly low-maintenance and offer bold texture to any decor. Whether you let them stand alone or include in a fall floral design, these blooms will draw attention and showcase tons of style and elegance. Our Autumn Sunset Bouquet features lacy orange protea along with waxflower for a light, airy expression of fall sentiment. The yellow pincushion protea in our Warmest Autumn Regards Bouquet bring a bright pop of color to this inviting display.
Another, more exotic variety of protea is the susara protea. This bloom resembles a pod with salmon-pink or light red petals that bloom in late winter or early fall. This quintessential fall bloom is showcased in our Autumn Susara Bouquet as the central focus. While this variety of protea makes a great accent piece, larger versions can also stand alone as a wedding bouquet or boutonniere for lots of dramatic style.
When to Plant Proteas
While many cooler climates promote planting protea in late winter or early spring to yield beautiful results,, here in Sarasota and the South Florida area, we can begin adding proteas to our gardens in the fall months! Our temperate climate and mild winters allow protea to thrive and bloom year round. When planting protea in your yard or garden, be sure to find a sunny spot and water daily. Once they’re established, protea are drought-resistant. Plant in well-drained, sandy soil for healthy, full heads. Enjoy fresh pops of color throughout your landscape when you include protea in the mix!
Discover how beautiful fall can be when you include gorgeous protea in your garden and fall decor. With so many beautiful varieties and colors to choose from, there’s something for everyone to love about protea. For more great ideas about decorating or growing your own protea, talk to the floral experts at Beneva Florist. We’re always happy to find the perfect flowers for the season.