The Protea is an evergreen shrub and can reach heights of 8 to 10 feet. It needs full sun exposure and is in bloom right now in the San Francisco Botanical gardens. It blooms from late Spring through Summer. It originates in South Africa. I was so excited to see this plant/shrub in the South African gardens. It is incredible to witness up close and personal. As always, I gravitate to the South African garden for it's exotic flavor and colors. While there I shoot away like a snap happy shutterbug.
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