Ozothamnus diosmifolius ‘Just Blush’ Rice Flower

A compact small shrub that has aromatic curry-scented leaves and clusters of mauve 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 dry well. Once established, the plant has low water needs.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Ozothamnus diosmifolius
Cultivar:Just Blush
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Mildly acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay 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, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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