Pimelea sylvestris ‘Edna Walling Rice Flower’ – Rice Flower

A many-stemmed small shrub (40-60cm x 20-30cm) with light green leaves, and massed terminal heads of perfumed pink-and-white flowers, highly attractive to butterflies and moths. Use as a feature for rockeries or borders and pots.

Family:Thymelaeaceae
Scientific Name:Pimelea sylvestris
Cultivar:Edna Walling Rice Flower
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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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