Ptilotus exaltatus ‘Phoenix’ – Mulla Mulla

A short-lived herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves and unsual mauve feathery flower heads in spring. Good for sunny rockeries and borders or in a decorative pot. Tolerant of heat and drought when established. Feed with a good native fertiliser if needed, watering afterwards to avoid leaf or root burn. Good for cut flowers.

Scientific Name:Ptilotus exaltatus
Common Name:Mulla Mulla
Plant Type:Small shrub, Clumping perennial
Height:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants