Blushing over blushing bride
From Africa with love. This little beauty is part of the protea family and is originally from South Africa. Now that we mentioned it you can probably see the family resemblance. It is otherwise known as the Pride of Franschoek because the blushing bride grows happily upon the mountainous slopes of Franschoek, a beautiful region about an hour outside of Cape Town.
The name blushing bride came from a beautifully romantic folklore story. The story goes that a man would pick the flower and place it in the lapel of his jacket, on the way to propose to the love of his life. The gesture would make the lovely bride to be blush. Hence the name.