Catherine wheel pincushion
Belongs to group of leucospermums known as The Firework Pincushions
- This species is one of the most stunning of the 'firework pincushions'.
- It grows into an erect shrub, up to 3m tall and with a spread of 2.5m.
- The flowerhead is depressed-globose, but disc-shaped when mature and is orange to coppery bronze in color.
- The styles point around in a circle giving its Catherine wheel appearance.
- Leaves are blue-grey with distinctive red tips.
- Grows in sandstone soils along stream edges.
- Flowering occurs from spring to early summer.
- It is one of the larger leucospermums and is stunning as an accent plant in a large garden.
- It is fairly hardy and the mature plants are failry frost tolerant.
- Seeds should be sown in autumn.
- It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
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