Plant Number: 1.448.010  
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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
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Moderate

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Mauvelilac

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Between Flagstones
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   35-45 cm
   14-18 inches



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