Flower of the Day – November 4 – Spectacular Pincushion Plant (Leucospermum Cordifolium)

The Pincushion Proteas are yet another native of Southern and Western Africa but which grows gloriously again here in Perth. (Sadly, this one is a neighbours, not my own!)

It doesn’t take much imagination to see where the common name of this plant comes from. 😉 Although maybe not that many people know what a pincushion was or what it was (maybe still is in some places) used for.

(It’s a thing to stick pins or needles for sewing in while you are working on an item!)

They can take the full hot Australian sun and are fairly drought tolerant, but a little watering can help them stay looking their best and flowering longer. They prefer well draining soils, our coastal plain sandy soils are ideal for them.

(Click on the pics to open in a new window and click again to see full detail)lovewillbringustogether - leucospermum2You have not really seen this flower until you see it on as larger screen as possible in full size!!

Lavender and Leucospermum!
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link to:

FOTD – – November 4, 2018 – Fading Hydrangea

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