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Pin Cushion Plants ?


By Scotkat

Angus, Scotland Sco

I have to get 4 diffferent types of pin cushion plants for a friend any ideas.



Hmmm, a few plants have this nickname, but Nertera granadensis and Cotula are two of them.

6 Jun, 2009


Could it be Astrantia?

7 Jun, 2009


Astantia will work Oxsalis to like the Cotula but the Nertera is not hardy and these need to be hardy plants that also will grow every year.

Shall see what garden centres have on offer today.

7 Jun, 2009


What do you mean by pin cushion plants? That is the name for Scabious in my book.

7 Jun, 2009


This is what I was asked for a selection of pin cushion type plants .

And local garden centre does not have any.

Sorry cant be of any more help OB.

7 Jun, 2009


Knautia macedonica and Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' are a couple that I grow. Definitely perennials and what I would call pin cushion plants.

7 Jun, 2009


I ask 'cos 'cushion' plants are a different thing altogether. They are the low. ground hugging mound like plants grown on the rock garden. Some of the Saxifrages are cushions as are Draba and some Dianthus, especially Dianthus erinaceus.

7 Jun, 2009

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