Plant Number: 1.448.010  
Carpeting Pincushion
Pterocephalus depressus

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This is a marvelous species that is closely related to Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower). It grows as a mat of attractive grey-green crinkled leaves and blooms from late spring through summer featuring 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. Evergreen.

Zone 5 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Between Flagstones
  Attracts Butterflies
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   35-45 cm
   14-18 inches

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