Scleranthus biflorus – Cushion Bush

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.

Family : Caryophyllaceae
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Plant Type : Ground cover, Grass or grass-like
Width : 0.8
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai
Scientific Name: Scleranthus biflorus
Common Name : Cushion Bush
Height : 0.2
Flower Color : Yellow, Green
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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