kussenvormend

English translation: cushion-forming

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Dutch term or phrase:kussenvormend
English translation:cushion-forming
Entered by: Jon O (X)

09:42 Jul 6, 2009
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Science - Botany
Dutch term or phrase: kussenvormend
"Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome' is een vrij laag blijvende kussenvormende en compact groeiende aster die tot 48 cm hoog wordt en tot rond 76 cm breed. "

From a description of flower types grown by a plant nursery.

Does anyone know if there is a specific term for this?

Thanks for any help.
Jon O (X)
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:23
cushion-forming
Explanation:
Contained within the flora of New Zealand are several genera whose members are true aristocrats of the select group of high alpine cushion-forming plants.
http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/articles/new_zealand_cushion_...

ANDROSACE SARMENTOSA 'CHUMBYI' - ROCK JASMINE
Item# 57759-01
$11.00
11CM:
Product Description
Pink flowers in spring. Sharply-Drained, acidic soil. cushion-forming. Avoid winter wet; do not cut back.
http://yhst-93101459720436.stores.yahoo.net/57759-01.html

Also known as Fall Asters, these are terrific favorites for autumn colour in the perennial border. Plants form bushy mounds, bearing loads of small daisy flowers. This is a medium-height selection with vibrant purple blooms. Pinch plants before July to maintain a cushion effect. Excellent for cutting. Most Asters will be troubled much less with powdery mildew when grown in a moist, rich soil. Divide plants every two to four years to maintain vigour.
http://www.perennials.com/seeplant.html?item=1.085.180
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vixen
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Local time: 09:23
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cushion-forming


Explanation:
Contained within the flora of New Zealand are several genera whose members are true aristocrats of the select group of high alpine cushion-forming plants.
http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/articles/new_zealand_cushion_...

ANDROSACE SARMENTOSA 'CHUMBYI' - ROCK JASMINE
Item# 57759-01
$11.00
11CM:
Product Description
Pink flowers in spring. Sharply-Drained, acidic soil. cushion-forming. Avoid winter wet; do not cut back.
http://yhst-93101459720436.stores.yahoo.net/57759-01.html

Also known as Fall Asters, these are terrific favorites for autumn colour in the perennial border. Plants form bushy mounds, bearing loads of small daisy flowers. This is a medium-height selection with vibrant purple blooms. Pinch plants before July to maintain a cushion effect. Excellent for cutting. Most Asters will be troubled much less with powdery mildew when grown in a moist, rich soil. Divide plants every two to four years to maintain vigour.
http://www.perennials.com/seeplant.html?item=1.085.180

vixen
Greece
Local time: 09:23
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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Cheers!

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