A gorgeous little ground covering plant that has a mossy look, with bright green fine leaves. An interesting feature plant that forms sculptural cushions, and moulds itself around rocks. It is also good for pots, either planted to contrast with other plants, or as a cute plant on its own. It is best in a full sun position with regular moisture, and will also do well in partial shade. Adapts to most soil types. Will tolerate dry spells and frost. It is a good lawn substitute as long as it gets very little traffic- it is lawn look only.
Propagation is by division of the plant.
Fungus can cause brown patches, which can be remedied with a good fungicide watered onto the plant.
|Scientific Name:||Scleranthus biflorus|
|Common Name:||Cushion Bush|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.2 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Green|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage, Lawn alternative, Wow factor|
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you. Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-