Plant Family / Leucospermum - Pincushions
Native to South Africa, Leucospermum (Pincushions) can be evergreen groundcovers, bushy shrubs or small trees. They boast spectacular clusters of long, slender, often brightly-colored, tubular flowers held in large thistlelike heads. The ravishing blossoms make stunning cut flowers that last for a month in a vase. Rich in nectar, they attract birds and bees and add drama in the garden. Tolerant of coastal conditions such as winds, sandy soils and salt-laden air, Pincushions require a sunny site with acidic, well-drained, lighter soils.
Incredibly beautiful, Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion) is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with large, salmon pink flower clusters resembling pincushions and purplish-red stripings resembling bright red ribbons. Born at the end of each branch, they are produced in such abundance that they cover the plant from late winter to mid spring.