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.
|Scientific Name:||Pimelea ferruginea|
|Common Name:||Rice Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.75 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.8 metres|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Playground friendly|
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