Flower Meaning: Protea

The Protea flower symbolises courage, transformation, and diversity.

It is tough, hardy, and can survive extreme weather conditions—which is why this bold flower represents having a courageous spirit!

HOW DID IT GET ITS NAME?

According to Greek Mythology, Proteus (the son of Poseidon) was believed to be a shape-shifter. Similarly, Protea flowers present themselves in more than 1,400 varieties of shapes, sizes, hues and textures. Thus, the Protea was named after the shape-shifting Proteus.

It is otherwise known as the Sugarbush, as it produces a high amount of nectar—how sweet!

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