Pimelea ferruginea ‘Bonne Petite’ – Rice Flower

A beautiful small shrub with small dark green glossy leaves and masses of magenta pink tubular flowers in spring. A great feature plant for rockeries, borders or pots. Attracts butterflies. It likes a well drained soil, and a sunny position to be at its best. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring, watering in well afterwards to avoid leaf or root burn. It is naturally a compact growing plant, and pruning off the old flowers once they are finished will enhance the dense habit.

Family : Thymelaeaceae
Cultivar Name: Bonne Petite
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Pimelea ferruginea
Common Name : Rice Flower
Height : 1.2
Flower Color : Pink
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