The Brilliant, Drought-Tolerant Pincushion

Consisting of 50 species of flowering plants native of the scrub, forests, and mountain slopes of South Africa, leucospermum (pincushion) can be a perfect fit in your drought-tolerant garden.

Generally a neatly rounded shrub, its brilliant red, orange or yellow flower heads and pin-like protrusions grab attention, and give this special plant its common name.

A stylish, drought-tolerant focal point, border or filler, leucospermum cordifolium is easy to grow, and its vibrant summer flowers attract birds and butterflies. Also enjoy its great-looking, long-lasting cut flower.

Leucospermum thrives in full sunlight to partial shade with good circulation. It prefers well-drained, acidic soil and needs little water in the summer months.

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