Real World Gardener Pimelea Sunset Blush is Plant of the Week

February 14th, 2015

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

with Hort Journal Editor Karen Smith

Pimelia linifolia and Pimelea "Sunset Blush."

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Pimelea linifolia photo M Cannon

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If you like native flowers, you’ll like this delicate pom pom style of flower that cluster together like smaller versions of Hydrangea flowers.

The flowers always stand out against the dark green leaves.

Only a small perennial plant that can be grown in pots, small courtyards or patios.

Pimelea ferruginea-The "pink rice flower" is a low, densely growing shrub to 1 metre x 1-2 metres in width.

It will grow in a range of soil types as long as the drainage is reasonable. The plant is well suited to coastal gardens and will grow in full sun or partial shade.

Pimelea-the species does best in temperate, and cool temperate and coastal areas, not liking humidity that much.

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