Commonly known as Rocket pincushion, Sky rocket pincushion or Perdekop (Afrikaans)
- It is widely cultivated, growing up to a size of 4x4m.
- This species belongs to the group of fireworks pincushions.
- It comes in a bright flame red color as well as yellow (Leucospermum reflexum var.luteum).
- During its flowering cycle, the lower rows of styles straighten and point downwards giving the flower its rocket-like appearance.
- It flowers from spring to early summer and is excellent as a cut flower with its bright distinctive flowers, long, straight stems and extended vase life.