Carpeting Pincushion flower is a fantastic groundcover new to cultivation. It blooms beginning in late spring with huge mauve-pink flowers that sit right ontop of the plant's crinkled evergreen foliage. Closely related to Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower). Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
2" tall x 15-18" wide. A distinctive looking groundcover, Pterocephalus is a marvelous species closely related to Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower). It grows as a mat of attractive gray-green crinkled leaves and blooms from late spring through summer with large mauve-pink flowers followed by furry, silvery-pink seed heads. The dense, evergreen foliage tolerates light foot traffic and is a wonderful choice as crack filler in flagstone and pavers. Native to the mountains of Morocco. Introduced to the trade by Laporte Ave. Nursery. Low fertility, well-drained soil.
Flat of 32 plants will cover 40-48 square feet when planted together.
HC016198 HC014228 (Plant - 2.5" Pot) - Out of stock. HC015752 (Tray of 32) - Out of stock. HC017532 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot) - Out of stock.
Carpeting Pincushion Flower
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Late spring to late summer
Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Easy To Grow, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Pterocephalus (Carpeting Pincushion Daisy) - a member of a widespread genus of wildflowers found in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Preferred growing conditions
Plant in most soil types, including dry clay planted in a full sun location.
Mulch with gravel.
Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, weekly or bi-weekly deep watering is all this plant needs.
Deadheading is not needed. Mauve-pink daisies form fuzzy red seed heads after pollination. These can be lightly scratched off to clean up the plants if needed.
Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost. Spread over the top of the foliage and water-in to push the fertilizer mix through to the ground.
This is an evergreen species that doesn't need to trimmed unless stems are damaged.
Plants can be divided if more are needed elsewhere in the garden. Otherwise leave undisturbed.
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