Nameless Flowers from Costco

helouApril 17, 2014

I bought this bouquet of flowers in Costco, but they were not labeled with a name, just called Gardeners Bunch. They've been just gorgeous and long-lasting. When I tried to cut a little off the stems, which I often do to keep flowers fresh, the stems were extremely woody and hard, and I couldn't cut them with my usual shears.

Does anyone know what these are? What sort of plant does it come from. Is it easy to grow? I've got a fairly typical suburban home in central New Jersey - would it gtow here?

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thedecoguy

telopea sp?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 8:22AM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Leucospermum cordifolium?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 8:24AM
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Desirai(7B)

Protea

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 8:34PM
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gregorson

Leucospermum cordifolium, "Sue Ellen"

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 3:42PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

most of the flowers that attract our attention.. in the florist.. do so.. because they can not be grown in our areas ... [like when you go to FL or the Caribbean.. and everything is so exotic]
google says z9 - 10

so.. you might be able to grow it as an annual... if the season were long enough to raise it from seed thru flowering ...before your area fell below z9 temps ...

but if its a perennial.. you might have a hard time coping with it.. short of building a greenhouse ...

ken

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 5:13PM
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TulsaRose z7a, Tulsa OK(7a)

Leucospermum shrubs have a Winter Hardiness: of 25-30ð F

Here is a link that might be useful: Leucospermum 'Sunrise'

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 5:50PM
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helou

If the winter hardiness is 25-30ð F, then I'm out of luck. We often get winters where the temperature goes down to the single digits.
But thank you, everyone for the information. I guess I'll just have to buy them when I see them.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 7:18PM
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