This adaptable rice flower features mass displays of brilliant white flowers that are so profuse that they completely hide the foliage, on a very compact mounding shrub. It makes a wonderful dwarf feature shrub for the front of a sunny garden bed or use it in a pot or rockery situation. Trim back behind the spent flower heads at the end of spring.
|Scientific Name:||Pimelea ferruginea|
|Common Name:||Rice Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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