Friday, August 8, 2008

Pimelea linifolia, Rice Flower

Pimelea linifolia, Rice Flower in coastal bushland near Wollongong City
This charming small shrub which grows to about 45cm high is found along the east coast in the sandy soils away from the beach and sheltered from the full force of salt laden winds It seems to be always in flower and is worth growing in the garden if you can mass plant it in amongst some native grasses. There is an improved form available with larger flowers called 'White Jewel'
2017 update: still hard to grow and propagate. Enjoy it on coastal bush walks

Pimelea linifolia 'White Jewel'

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