A very attractive rounded shrub from the Protea family, with lots of yellow flowerheads in spring to early summer. Flowers are mostly bright yellow, but some may be red and orange, as there is variability in flower colour when growing from seed. Plants grow to a manageable 1.5m and grow well in the garden and containers. These produce excellent, long-lasting cut flowers.
The Nodding Pincushion grows best in full sun and well-drained neutral to acidic nutrient-poor soil. Plants do not tolerate more than alight frost (down to about -4 degrees Celcius), so need to be grown in warmer UK and Mediterranean gardens or grown in containers and moved indoors in winter into a well ventilated conservatory or greenhouse.
Pack of 8 seeds. Sow in spring or autumn. Germination can be erratic, so sow more than you need. Flowering generally starts in the third year. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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