Dwarf Grassveld Sugarbush Protea at Champagne Castle

Drakensberg Protea

The Drakensberg Protea dracomontana is commonly found on the grassy slopes of the Drakensberg between 1600m and 2500m altitude. It only grows up to 1m tall so you can see why it is commonly called a dwarf protea.  The flowers vary in color from creamy yellow to pink and light red.  Like all Proteas in the Drakensberg it relies on fires in the winter to help it germinate and generally flowers in the wet summer months. Click here to see how we try hard to be eco friendly.

At least 75% of the plant grows underground to protect the structure from fires.

Even though it is called dracomontana it is frond from the Eastern Cape all the way to the Inyanga mountains in Zimbabwe. You can read more about this beautiful flower here.

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