Pimelea ferruginea ‘Bonne Petite’ – Rice Flower

A beautiful small shrub with small dark green glossy leaves and masses of magenta pink tubular flowers in spring. A great feature plant for rockeries, borders or pots. Attracts butterflies. It likes a well drained soil, and a sunny position to be at its best. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring, watering in well afterwards to avoid leaf or root burn. It is naturally a compact growing plant, and pruning off the old flowers once they are finished will enhance the dense habit.

Scientific Name:Pimelea ferruginea
Family:Thymelaeaceae
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Width:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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