Ozothamnus diosmifolius ‘Petite’ – Rice Flower

Ozothmanus ‘Petite’ is a compact, dwarf form of rice flower, growing to around a metre high and wide. It is long blooming, peaking in spring and summer, and sprinkles in autumn and winter. The white clusters of flower are great for cut flower work, and attractive to butterflies and insects. The foliage is dark green and aromatic. Adaptable to most soils if they have good drainage. Good for sun or part shade. Frost and drought tolerant. A light trim will ensure the plant stays compact. A good plant for low hedging and as a border plant, and will provide some cover for small wildlife such as lizards.

Family : Asteraceae
Cultivar Name: Petite
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Ozothamnus diosmifolius
Common Name : Rice Flower
Height : 1
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects