Pimelea ferruginea ‘Pink Solitaire’ – Rice Flower

Masses of bright pink pom pom like flower heads complement the glossy dark green foliage on a compact dwarf shrub. Use it as a feature plant for the front of a sunny shrubbery or rockery or as a low growing pot plant. It is perfectly suited to windy and salty conditions near the ocean. Trim back behind the spent flowers at the end of spring.

Family:Thymeleaceae
Scientific Name:Pimelea ferruginea
Cultivar:Pink Solitaire
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.75 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies

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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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