Pink mink (Protea neriifolia), also known as oleanderleaf protea, blue sugarbush, oleander-leaved sugarbush, or narrow-leaf sugarbush, is a flowering plant in the Protea genus that is native to Africa.
The Protea genus includes over 92 varieties, subspecies, and species. It is a tall, upright shrub or tree that grows to about 3 to 5 meters tall.
The stems become hairless (glabrous) when ripe. The leaves are “sessile“, which means that they do not have a petiole. These leaves curl upward diagnostically. They are elliptical in shape, green or blue-gray in color, and their edges are parallel.
Pink Mink has lots of beautiful, flattened bud flowers with shell pink undertones and pink centers at the tips of the stems. They bloom from late spring to mid-fall. The flower colors range from silvery pink through creamy green to a deep carmine.