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Pterocephalus (Canary Shrub Scabiosa)

Canary Shrub Scabiosa are perennial, woody, evergreen, low shrubs with corn-flower like blooms in usually rose to purplish colors, similar to those of Cheirolophus (see above), yet they belong to a different family, the Dipsacaceae. All make excellent pot plants or may be planted freely in the slightly heated alpine house or wintergarden. For any well drained, rather rocky soil in an always sunny spot, keep frostfree in winter at minimum 10°C.
Sow seeds flat in any humus rich, well drained, yet slightly moist soil at 15°C to 20°C. Keep seedlings very sunny in their first winter.
All are USDA Climate Zone 10 unless otherwise specified.
20 seeds per package.

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Pterocephalus dumetorum

Pterocephalus dumetorum

140 (200)cm, woody, branching shrub from drier, exposed spots in central and southern Tenerife and central Gran Canaria. Makes fresh green to grayish green, oval leaves and numerous pink flowers. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot throughut the year. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. VII-IX.

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seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)5155 € 4,99*
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex Tenerife)1144 € 4,99*
(ex Tenerife)
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Pterocephalus lasiospermus Exclusive

Pterocephalus lasiospermus Exclusive

30 (80)cm, subalpine member endemic to the Cañada depression on Tenerife at some 2000m. A freely branching, woody shrub, with short, ovoid to lanceolate leaves and numerous bright pink flowers. For any rocky, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Ideal for the unheated alpine house or cold wintergarden. Might be tried in the open garden in a protected, sunny spot with shelter from rain. USDA Climate Zone 9. VII-IX.

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seed package 1147 € 4,99
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Pterocephalus multiflorus ssp. multiflorus Exclusive

Pterocephalus multiflorus ssp. multiflorus Exclusive

30cm, a Cyprus endemic for rocky open sites in mountainous areas. It is an evergreen small shrub with a woody base and numerous pale pink flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. V-VI.

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seed package6654 € 4,99
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Pterocephalus porphyranthus Exclusive

Pterocephalus porphyranthus Exclusive

30 (50)cm, a very rare subalpine species from the Caldera mountain range on La Palma growing at some 1.900m. Makes a short, woody shrub with grayish green, elongated leaves and bright lilac flowers. For any rocky, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. Ideal for the unheated alpine house or cold wintergarden. Keep plants drier in winter. USDA Climate Zone 10. VI-VIII.

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seed package 3471 € 4,99
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Pterocephalus virens

Pterocephalus virens

20cm, a rather rare species occurring in steep rock crevices in north-eastern Tenerife. It is a small, dense woody shrubs of small leaves and pale pink flower heads. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VII.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6446 € 7,99
seed package