Ozothamnus hybrid ‘Magic Marmalade’ – Rice Flower


Magic Marmalade is a hardy and useful plant for general landscaping and the flowers are great for cut flowers. It has prolific red-bronze buds which open to orange heads which age to lemon, creating a delightful colour effect. It flowers in winter to spring. Frost and drought tolerant once established, and suits sunny to lightly shaded positions. Pruning after each flower flush will encourage further flowering. It is a hybrid of Ozothamnus diotophyllus and Ozothamnus diosmifolius.


Family : Asteraceae
Cultivar Name: Magic Marmalade
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.7
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Ozothamnus hybrid
Common Name : Rice Flower
Height : 1
Flower Color : Cream, Yellow, Orange
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
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