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telopea

Post by bodster » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:03 pm

Just thought i'd post a pic of my telopea shady lady opening. Its a strange pink at the moment but should become bgger and bright crimson when its done
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Re: telopea

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:50 pm

Not heard of Telopea Martin, I take it similar to Protea ?

Tell us about it :wink:
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Re: telopea

Post by bodster » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:02 am

yes Dave. its one of the australian proteas. They're actually hardier than proteas so probably a better prospect for the UK milder areas

Its name refers to it being bright enough to be seen from far away :)


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Re: telopea

Post by Clive60 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:26 pm

That's a cracker Bodster, I grew T Speciosissima once but keeled over at about a foot high. Not had much luck with the Protea family.


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Re: telopea

Post by bodster » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:44 pm

yes that one does have a reputation of being hard to grow. The thing with proteas is you have to pick the right ones. The most showyy unfortunately aren't the hardiest


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Re: telopea

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:21 pm

bodster wrote:yes that one does have a reputation of being hard to grow. The thing with proteas is you have to pick the right ones. The most showyy unfortunately aren't the hardiest
Which are the 'right ones'
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Re: telopea

Post by bodster » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:06 am

Any of the hybrids are supposed to be a lot easier to grow. Shady lady is aparently the most common so I guess that must be easier. Briadwood brilliant though would be the best here as its the hardiest


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