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Carpeting Pincushion Flower (Pterocephalus)

Pterocephalus depressus
SKU: HC016198
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Pterocephalus depressus (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).
key features
Botanical Name
Pterocephalus depressus
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
2" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer


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.
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