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Rice Flower

Family: THYMELAEACEAE

Genus: Pimelea

Species: ferruginea and Cultivars

A small, rounded shrub that occurs on the coast from Jurien Bay to Cape Arid. It grows to 1 metre high and wide with dense dark green foliage and massed terminal heads of pink flowers in spring. Prune lightly after flowering.

Cultivars include 'Bonne Petite' (smaller with deep pink flowers), 'Magenta Mist' (magenta coloured flowers), 'Pink Cloud' (50 cm high by 1 m wide, pink flowers), 'Pink Pencil' (to 1 m, pink flowers), 'Pink Solitaire' (50 cm high and wide, pink flowers), 'Pygmy White' (10 cm high by 30 cm wide, white flowers), 'Shell Pink' (pale pink flowers) and 'Sunset Blush' (50 cm high and wide, pink flowers).

Pronunciation: Pim-ee-lee-ah

Origin

WA Native

Garden type

Coastal, Cottage, Mediterranean, Native

Size

H: 50 to 100cm W: 50 to 100cm

Planting information

Sun

Flowering season

spring

Availability

Readily available

Flower colour


Pink

White

Water rating

Minimum maintenanceMinimum maintenanceMinimum maintenance

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