Proteas Information

Protea flowers are known for their gorgeous and unique blooms. Though native to South Africa, Proteaceae can be grown in California. Protea flowers are valued by botanists for both their beauty and their long vase life - protea can survive in a vase for several times longer than other flowers.

Dating back approximately 300 million years, proteas are considered to be among the oldest families of flowering plants on the planet.The Protea flower was christened after Proteus, the son of Poseidon, a god in ancient Greek mythology. As Proteus is associated with change, metamorphose and transformation, protea symbolizes diversity and courage.