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botanical name:
Pterocephalus perennis ssp. perennis
Pterocephalus perennis ssp. perennis © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Dipsacaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.08m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: buff
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Evergreen mats of softly hairy, scalloped-edge grey-green leaves. Flattened heads of small pale purplish pink flowers, carried on short stems above the foliage during summer. They later develop into papery seed heads.

cultivation:
Sharply drained, gritty soil in full sun.

propagation:
From seed or stem-tip cuttings in summer.

usage:
Rock garden, alpine bed or front of sunny borders.

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