A small shrub with small dark green glossy leaves and masses of magenta pink tubular flowers in spring. A great feature plant for rockeries, borders or pots, and for low hedging. Attracts butterflies. Prune old flowers off when they are finished, and this will help to encourage a more dense growth habit. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring, watering in well afterwards to avoid leaf or root burn.
|Scientific Name:||Pimelea ferruginea|
|Common Name:||Rice Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Width:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy 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|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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