The Q&A Archives: Care Of Japanese Plants, Pin Cushion & Escargo Plant

Question: I have serched for a web site to find out about 3 of my Japanese plants and the real name of 2 of them. I also need to know how to care for them.
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Answer: The difficulty with common names is that they mean different things to different people because they vary from growing region to growing region. I'm not familiar with either 'Pin Cushion' or 'Escargo Plant'. However, here are some guesses - 'Escargo' could be 'Esparto' (Stipa tenacissima), also known as Feather Grass. If so, it's a clump forming grass that produces tall, airy inflorescences, similar in appearance to Pampas Grass. On the other hand, 'Escargo' might be 'Escarole', a type of endive (edible herb similar to lettuce). Your 'Pin Cushion' could be Scabiosa, a perennial plant which produces round flowerheads that appear to be stuck with pins. Since we don't know exactly which plants you're growing, I can't provide absolute growing guidelines. If none of the above descriptions matches your plants, try taking them to a local nursery for identification. Best wishes in your search!

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