Ozothamnus diotophyllus ‘Gold Dust’ – Rice Flower

An eye catching small perennial shrub, Gold Dust has plumes of golden yellow flowers in late winter and spring. The foliage is attractive grey green and is sculptural and upright to a metre high. Likes a sunny spot in well drained soil, dry tolerant and can take light frosts. Flowers can be cut for floral work and last well. Cut back hard after flowering and fertilise with a handful of all purpose fertiliser to encourage new growth.

Family : Asteraceae
Cultivar Name: Gold Dust
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.3
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Ozothamnus diotophyllus
Common Name : Rice Flower
Height : 2
Flower Color : Yellow, Gold
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, 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