Pimelea linifolia ssp. linifolia

Slender Rice-flower

Slender upright or sprawling to prostrate shrub with yellow to reddish-brown branchlets.

Additional information

  • FamilyThymelaeaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate to 1.2 m x 1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesNarrow elliptical dark green leaves, paler below, 4-29 mm x 1-9 mm, margins curved inwards, rarely rolled under.
  • Flower colourWhite or pink
  • Flowering timeJuly to January
  • FlowersTerminal clusters of hairy flowers, 7-many, erect or drooping, on long stalks. Four broad green or partly red bracts almost as long as flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soils in dry and grassy forests. Frost tolerant. Partial to semi shade.
  • Garden useDainty plant for small gardens and rockeries. It will tolerate some sun. Containers. Pruning is beneficial from young plants to maintain bushy habit.
  • Commercially availableRarely
  • Conservation statusLocally scattered within its preferred growing conditions.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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