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Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion 'Scarlet Ribbon')

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon'

Other names

Pincushion 'Scarlet Ribbon', Pincushion protea 'Scarlet Ribbon', Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbons', Leucospermum 'Bluebeard'

Genus

Leucospermum Leucospermum

Variety or Cultivar

'Scarlet Ribbon' _ 'Scarlet Ribbon' is a tender, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with upright stems bearing broadly linear, dark grey-green leaves, toothed at the tip, and spherical heads of red flowers with ribbon-like petals and long, orange stigmas.


Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded, Upright

Flower

Orange, Red in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Vulnerable to chlorosis resulting from magnesium deficiency.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. If grown indoors, may need to pruning back to restrict size.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion 'Scarlet Ribbon') will reach a height of 3.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in poor to moderately fertile, neutral to acid, well-drained soil in sun. Under glass, grow in 1:3 mix of loam to equal measures grit & peat in full light & good ventilation. Water moderately in growth & feed at half strength, once in spring, once in autumn.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon'

Other names

Pincushion 'Scarlet Ribbon', Pincushion protea 'Scarlet Ribbon', Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbons', Leucospermum 'Bluebeard'

Genus

Leucospermum Leucospermum

Variety or Cultivar

'Scarlet Ribbon' _ 'Scarlet Ribbon' is a tender, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with upright stems bearing broadly linear, dark grey-green leaves, toothed at the tip, and spherical heads of red flowers with ribbon-like petals and long, orange stigmas.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded, Upright


Colour

Flower

Orange, Red in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Vulnerable to chlorosis resulting from magnesium deficiency.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. If grown indoors, may need to pruning back to restrict size.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion 'Scarlet Ribbon') will reach a height of 3.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in poor to moderately fertile, neutral to acid, well-drained soil in sun. Under glass, grow in 1:3 mix of loam to equal measures grit & peat in full light & good ventilation. Water moderately in growth & feed at half strength, once in spring, once in autumn.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 12, Zone 11, Zone 10

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion 'Scarlet Ribbon')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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