Ozothamnus diosmifolius ‘Petite’ – Rice Flower

Ozothmanus ‘Petite’ is a compact, dwarf form of rice flower, growing to around a metre high and wide. It is long blooming, peaking in spring and summer, and sprinkles in autumn and winter. The white clusters of flower are great for cut flower work, and attractive to butterflies and insects. The foliage is dark green and aromatic. Adaptable to most soils if they have good drainage. Good for sun or part shade. Frost and drought tolerant. A light trim will ensure the plant stays compact. A good plant for low hedging and as a border plant, and will provide some cover for small wildlife such as lizards.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Ozothamnus diosmifolius
Cultivar:Petite
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 metre
Width:1.2 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, 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: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:Hedge, Groundcover, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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