A lovely little shrub that is very waterwise, hardy and decorative. It gives a prolific display of deep pink flower buds in winter which gradually fade to light pink as the buds mature and open to a lemon colour in spring. The blooms are great for cut flowers, pick in bud for the best performance. The plant grows to around a metre high, and is useful for many different situations. Likes sun to part shade, and does well in all states of Australia. Tolerates light frost and drought once established. A light prune after flowering is beneficial.
|Scientific Name:||Ozothamnus hybrid|
|Common Name:||Rice Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow, Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, 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:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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