A dwarf and compact shrub with trusses of white flowers covering the plant in spring and summer. A good decorative and low maintenance shrub, that is drought and frost tolerant. Does well in sun or partial shade, in a range of soil types provided they drain well. A light trim after flowering is needed to keep it compact. Butterfly attracting.
|Scientific Name:||Pimelea humilis|
|Common Name:||Rice Flower|
|Other Common Names:||Dwarf Rice Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
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