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|
|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|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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