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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
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.

Sharply drained, gritty soil in full sun.

From seed or stem-tip cuttings in summer.

Rock garden, alpine bed or front of sunny borders.

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