Southern Cross Protea

Protea magnifica x obtusifolia

Southern Cross Protea — a remarkable winter flowering hybrid Protea. This extraordinary Protea boasts both drought tolerance and a remarkable degree of frost tolerance once it has firmly established itself. What’s more, it exhibits an impressive ability to thrive in heavier soils, setting it apart from many other Protea varieties. Southern Cross is the successful result of a crossbreeding between Protea magnifica and obtusifolia.

plant dimensions

Height: 1.8m
Width: 1.5m


Full Sun

water usage

Low water use

flowering time

Late winter – early spring

frost tolerance

Moderate Frost

soil type

Well drained acidic soil, Low pH

suitable for

Home Garden, Floristry