Queen Protea

 

Queen Proteas is obviously the "Queen" among Proteas! It wears its crown beautifully.❤️ Pairing this beauty with its King... the King Protea makes the perfect duo decor.

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

Scheepjes Sugar Rush Thread

Colors

* Old Rose Pink

* White

* Sage Green or Aunt Lydia’s Olive Green

 

Other Materials

* 1.25 mm Crochet Needle

* Glue/ Glue Gun

* Regal Red marker or a dark burgundy marker

* Black  and Positive Peach (or light pink) marker

* 18 and 24 gauge wires

- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water) This is optional.

- Light green floral tape

 

 

Queen Protea Fun Facts

  • Dating back approximately 300 million years, proteas are considered to be among the oldest families of flowering plants on the planet.
  • The father of taxonomy and botanist, Swedish-born Carl Linnaeus, gave the protea (Proteaceae) its name in 1735.
  • Proteas are named after Proteus, son of Poseidon and shape-shifter, highlighting the variety of plants found within the large Proteaceae family.
  • There are over 1500 species in the Protea family growing in many different shapes, sizes, and colors.
  • The Queen Protea because it is the second-largest among all the other Proteas. It is said to be one of the most attractive and sought-after proteas.
  • The Queen Protea has variable leaves. In nature, the color range of the outer floral bracts is broad, including greenish cream, cream, pink, salmon pink, rosy reds, and deep carmine. 
  • The Queen Protea is widely known as the most prized cut flower.
  • Queen Proteas are pollinated by birds.

For the perfect duo decor, be sure to check out the King Protea!