Ptilotus nobilis ‘Outback Princess Passion’ – Mulla Mulla

A short-lived and eye catching herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves and unusual purple feathery flower heads reputedly produced all year round. Good for sunny rockeries and borders or in a decorative pot. Makes good cut flowers. Feed with a good native fertilizer during flowering, watering in afterwards to avoid leaf or root burn.

Family:Amaranthaceae
Scientific Name:Ptilotus nobilis
Cultivar:Outback Princess Passion
Common Name:Mulla Mulla
Plant Type:Small shrub, Clumping perennial
Height:0.6 ~ 0.7 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny
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

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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.