Dark Pink Rice Flower

Ozothamnus diosmifolius 'Dark Pink'

A compact, upright, evergreen with fine-textured, scented, green foliage on slender stems, topped by very showy, dense flower clusters in varying shades of pink and white. Compliments more heavily textured perennials in borders, beds, and containers. Blooms add phenomenal texture to cut flower arrangements, while in bud or fully flowered.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationoh-zo-THAM-nus dy-ohs-mih-FOH-lee-us
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and summer; year-round in mild climates.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar, Compact
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSedge (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

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