A compact small shrub that has aromatic curry-scented leaves and clusters of coral pink flowers in spring. Trim back after each flower flush to trigger a new burst of blooms. Great feature or pot plant that is also a great cut flower. The flowers can be dried as well. Once established, this is a good waterwise plant.
|Scientific Name:||Ozothamnus diosmifolius|
|Common Name:||Rice Flower|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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