Pimelea ferruginea ‘White Solitaire’ – Rice Flower

 

Beautiful balls of snow white flowers contrast nicely with the small, glossy dark green leaves on a lovely compact shrub. This makes a wonderful dwarf feature shrub for the front of a sunny garden bed or in a pot or rockery situation. Trim back behind the spent flower heads at the end of spring.

Family:Thymeleaceae
Scientific Name:Pimelea ferruginea
Cultivar:White Solitaire
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, 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
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, 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

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good 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

 

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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