Fresh Focus – Exotic & Unique Pincushion Protea

It is quite difficult to find words to describe something so beautiful and intricate. But here is an attempt to capture its splendor by way of words – popular among florists – Pincushion Protea.

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Pincushion Protea is a unique and exotic flower, characterized by a central round body covered with skyward pointing filaments, similar to a tailor’s pincushion covered with pins. Protea pincushions come in yellow, red, orange colors.

JM-protea13All members of the Protea family are woody shrubs or trees. The leaves, which can be seen in the image above, are hard and leathery. This flower is known as Leucospermum in the scientific world. It is part of the Proteaceae family. Majority of these species can be found in South Africa.

JM-Protea9Pin Cushions are curious tropical flowers that will add novelty and wonder to your arrangements. Named because of the resemblance to a pincushion full of pins, this bloom is a cheerful blend that will leave you smiling.

JM-protea1JM-protea12Pincushion Flower is ideal for a birthday party, family reunion or whimsical wedding. It is a member of one of the oldest families of flowers on earth, protea flowers date back 300 million years.

JM-protea7JM-protea6Flower arrangement is more than just a job for many florists – it is an art. The right combination of flowers – colors, sizes and types is essential in creating a magnificent arrangement. The Pincushion Protea is among the favorites because of its shape and texture.

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