Greetings from South Africa…wish you were here!
Photo of the King Protea, South Africa’s national flower, taken in November 2005.
The first time I saw a King Protea I was amazed at its size and beauty. Some are as large as a plate! I instantly fell in love with these amazing flowers which dot the hills and gardens of South Africa. I was in for a treat when I visited my parents in Arizona and found King Proteas for sale at the local flower shop. For a mere $10, these flowers would last and beautify the home for over a month!