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Scleranthus biflorous (Cushion Plant)

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Groundcovers
Height:15 cm
Spread:75 cm
Flowering time:
Tolerances:
Garden uses:Borders, Containers, Ground covering, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Patios, Ponds, Pool areas
Garden styles:Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern, Native, Rock
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Scleranthus biflorous (Cushion Plant) Details

Scleranthus biflorus is a New Zealand native with spreading, moss-like properties, but it is not a moss. It features narrow and dense, bright-green leaves and is commonly called the Cushion Plant because of its appearance. It forms a dense mat and quickly covers the ground like a carpet as it grows to 15 cm tall and 75 cm wide. This herbaceous perennial grows best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site that does not dry out. In shadier conditions it will tend to be less dense and more open. The Cushion Plant is commonly used as a ground cover, included in a rock garden planting, or planted around the base of smaller shrubs.

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