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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).
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Tough Little Plant
By Downtown GJ Gardener
from Grand Junction, CO
About Me Master Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Pterocephalus depressus:
Survives as evergreen, gently creeping ground cover in our dry zone 6-7, full sun xeric border. We do not get much snow cover in the winter and get down to -0 temps from time to time. Sometimes overtakes other, less vigorous plants.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Did Not Grow
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Did not grow
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By dave the gardner
from Del Norte, CO
I planted as a ground cover in front of a garden bed. It did little growing or anything the first year, but has grown well the last two. It bloomed the first time this year.
Looking forward to watching this ground cover spread
By Susan the gardener
from Centennial, CO
Using this in the front of a fragrant bed (lowest height plant) of lavender and roses. Hope it is true to its' name....looking for a "carpet" covering, and it is already coming in nicely after planting it just last year.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
reliably green in my amarillo, tx winter
from Amarillo, TX
Has stayed green throughout the winter (at least 2 years, so far), and last winter we plunged from 70s to below freezing for more than 24 hours--that was our first freeze of the year.
(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
Tolerates heat, humidity, and winter wet
from Louisville, KY
I have tried several alpine plants on slopes here in Kentucky without much alteration to our clay soil. This one is a winner, taking full baking sun in Summer and clay that stays moist in Winter. If it can withstand those conditions, I imagine it will thrive in most locations. It also appears to be rather winter hardy as it sailed through an abnormally cold Winter last year. It would be a good candidate for trough gardens, lining paths, rock gardens, or as a ground-cover for full sun. It can be separated to form new plants within a season or two. I made one mistake with it by planting an aggressive taller plant nearby that smothered much of my original plant. It does not tolerate deep shade well. This is the first of the genus that I've grown. Based on my success with this plant, I'm curious to try other species.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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