Common Name: Pincushion, Pincushion Protea

Botanical Name: Leucospermum

Family: Proteaceae

Native: South Africa and Zimbabwe

Colors: Orange, red, red-orange and yellow

Description: The Pincushion flower gets it’s name from it’s likeness to a pincushion covered in pins. They have a round flower head and tall stems. This unusual and beautiful flower gives arrangements an exotic feel.

Shelf Life Tips: The Pincushion makes a fantastic cut flower with a vase life of 14 to 21 days. Pincushions can dehydrate easily and need to be maintained to maximize vase life. They can be rehydrated by cutting the bottom of the stem and adding a floral preservative in the vase water.

Fun Facts: There are over 50 species of Pincushion flowers.

In Season: February-June