Dark Pink Rice Flower
Ozothamnus diosmifolius 'Dark Pink'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||oh-zo-THAM-nus dy-ohs-mih-FOH-lee-us|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring and summer; year-round in mild climates.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Columnar, Compact|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Heat Loving, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Sedge (Carex); Pittosporum (Pittosporum); Phormium (Phormium); Hopseed Bush (Dodonaea); New Zealand Christmas Tree (Metrosideros); New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum)|
Thrives in average to lean, lightly acidic, well-drained soils. In very hot summer regions, provide light shade for best flower color. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Lightly prune spent flowers to promote continuous bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11