DescriptionChiefly native to South Africa, and among the oldest flowers on earth, dating back 300 million years, Greek legend tells us that the Protea was named after Proteus, the son of Poseidon. A sea god who had the power to know all things past, present and future, Proteus was defiant and preferred to nap in the sun on the island of Pharos rather than prophesise. To deter those seeking his insights, he would change his shape at will, and it’s said that the Protea flower was named after him because it, too, presents itself in an astounding variety of shapes, sizes, hues and textures to make up more than 1 400 varieties. With its mythological associations to change and transformation, it is no surprise that the Protea symbolises mystery, diversity, courage, uniqueness and a daring inclination.
This showy flower is South Africa’s national flower, and was chosen as it symbolises South Africa’s beauty and represents the flowering of our potential as a nation in pursuit of the African Renaissance. The Protea flower is certainly different and it stands out from the crowd. This unusual flower is attracting attention no matter how beautiful the other flowers next to it are. Mixed with Vleiknoppiesbos and white Phylicas, this bouquet is a perfect gift for someone equally unique.
Presented in our signature kraft paper and cellophane, accompanied with a beautiful card containing your personal message, this flower bouquet is sure to delight its recipient. Select from three different bouquet size options.