Leucospermum 'Spider Hybrid' (Spider Pincushion) - This hybrid between Leucospermum tottum x L. formosum is a large shrub to 10 feet across by 6-8 feet tall. It forms very nice pins of salmon and golden-yellow with red-tipped stamens in late winter to early spring.
It does best in the full sun with good drainage and is tolerant of moderate frosts once established. Prune prior to flush of growth in spring to maintain smaller size. It is a nice garden plant and great for cut flowers for the vase.
This plant came to us from Protea grower Dennis Perry and we do not know its origin.
Information about Leucospermum 'Spider Hybrid' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.