Scleranthus uniflorus – cushion bushBack in stock: Now
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This sculptural native groundcover is irresistible for any kind of garden. Fits into modern minimal spaces and natural wild ones with ease. Bizarrely, it's related to carnations though you'd never guess from looking at it.
Garden image: via brewbooks cropped to size.
Scleranthus uniflorus - cushion bushAPPEARANCE : Low mounding dense mossy-looking east coast native groundcover, evergreen and rounded, dotted with white flowers in spring and summer. Biflorus is fluffier and more open whilst Uniflorus is denser and flatter.
USE FOR : Suited to rockeries, around ponds, ground cover, roof gardens, modern urban spaces, Japanese style gardens. Lawn substitute if it doesn't get walked on much.
PLANTING : Give it full sun, regular water, and good drainage. Happy to grow in most soil types with good drainage. Tolerates dry spells and frost.
CARE : Water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. If mature plants develop a brown patch, spray with a fungicide. For a lawn effect mow monthly in summer and once in winter, otherwise leave to grow.
HEIGHT & WIDTH : 5 cm H x 60 cm W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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