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Ozothamnus Colour Surprise - rice flower

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Colour us surprised when we saw this lovely native rice flower variety! Not the usual white, this one's a sunset-shaded palette of ochre yellow and dusky pink which recreates the feel of an outback red road. Butterflies and beneficial insects love this plant and will repay your kindness by eating all the bad bugs and pollinating your veggies.

Flower image shows a pink form for illustration of the plant's habit;cultivar413 cropped to size.

Ozothamnus diotophyllus x diosmifolius 'Colour Surprise' - rice flower
DESCRIPTION: Evergreen native shrub with fine slender foliage and spring flowers shaped like a portobello mushroom. Maroon buds open to pink flowers which fade to yellow so each flowerhead has a range of shades.
USE IN: Cottage style gardens, mixed borders, native gardens, verges and banks, as low informal hedge.
LOCATION: Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden in free draining soil. Drought tolerant. Avoid over watering.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Tolerates moderate frost and salt soil. Trim after flowering and fertilise using a native slow release fertiliser.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.2 m H x 0.5 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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