I walked past a bucket of this blushing white protea at the wholesalers and instantly fell in love.
The unique blooms stay tightly folded while stored in the refrigeration, but the blooms will begin to open gradually to a full, open face.
The soft whitest green on the outer petals open to a center tinged with a blush pink. Be forewarned that different seasons, climate changes and different farms may deepen the pink to a bolder shade and hue.
Ten stems are in a grower's bunch, but you can't be sure how many blooms will come on each stem. Usually between two and three buds and flowers, depending on the maturity of the stem.
Here is a closeup of this lovely flower as it begins to open.
The smaller, unopened buds make lovely flowers for use in corsages and boutonniere work.