Ozothamnus diosmifolius ‘Radiance’ – Rice Flower

A compact small shrub that has aromatic curry-scented leaves and clusters of white flowers all year round that are pink in bud. Trim back after each flower flush to trigger a new burst of blooms. This is a great feature or pot plant , and would also make an eye catching low hedge. Likes a sunny spot. Feed with a good native plant food in the warmer months, being sure to water in well after fertilizing to prevent leaf burn. Ozothamnus make superb long lasting cut flowers, and cutting them for this use will help stimulate new flowering growth as well.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Ozothamnus diosmifolius
Cultivar:Radiance
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, 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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good 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

 

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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.