Intricate, delicate, fascinating... these are words that spring to mind when I think of Leucospermum flowers. Their common name, pincushion flower, certainly gives a resemblance of what they look like but when you really look at them they are so much more. Predominately native to South Africa these plants like a warm setting. Full sun is paramount and excellent drainage too so these guys don't get wet feet. These range from low growing ground covers to small trees and all have beautifully, colourful, pincushions at the end of their branches.
An excellent evergreen shrub with vibrant yellow pincushion flowers in spring. Ideal coastal plant suited to light free draining soils in the sun. Great cut flowers. Trim back after flowering to maintain shape and size.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright mounding Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5mx1.5m
A new hybrid. Fantastic pincushion flowers of attractive orange-red smothering the erect semi-spreading plant in mid spring. Compact growth habit. Grows 1.5m high x 1.m wide. Leucospermum's are native plants of South Africa.
An attractive new hybrid with lovely stems of terminal off yellow flowers in late spring. Has a neat tidy growth habit. Ideally suited to open sunny situations in a free draining acidic soil. Prune back well after flowering to enhance flower production next season.
A large spreading shrub. Produces many terminal pink flowers on robust stems in spring, early summer. Flower stems are excellent for picking. Plants should be pruned back after flowering to enhance flowering next season. Likes well drained acidic soil in full sun. Excellent coastal plant. Evergreen
Colour: Pink Habit: Erect spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
Orange stamens rise above a cushion of very showy, glossy, red ribbons from which this flower gains it's name. Likes a sheltered spot away from cold winds. Flowers are long lasting and make good cut flowers. Evergreen
Colour: Red / Orange Habit: Open Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
Bright red blooms tipped with orange. Produces long stems that are excellent for picking flowering from spring into the summer. A dense bush that can be kept compact through picking and pruning. Hardy and once established can withstand most frosts. Trim after flowering to encourage next seasons flowers and to maintain shape.