- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.
Scheepjes Sugar Rush Thread
* Old Rose Pink
* Sage Green or Aunt Lydia’s Olive Green
* 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.
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.