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Leucospermum formosum

Commonly known as Silverleaf-wheel pincushion

  • A large, erect grey, hairy- leafed shrub growing to 2-3m tall.
  • The flower-heads are large and appear in spring, with the flowers being a pale to bright yellow colour, and the longish styles turning away from the centre after opening, giving it a Catherine- wheel appearance.
  • It is one of the group of fireworks pincushions
  • They are excellent for flower arranging and eye catching, especially for the medium to larger gardens.
  • They enjoy well drained, acidic soils.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9.