Ptilotus, Compact Growth Habit With Feathery Pink Flowers | Phoenix™

Ptilotus exaltatus ‘Platinum Wallaby’ PBR. Phoenix™ | Compact Growth Habit With Feathery Pink Flowers

Phoenix™ is a rounded perennial growing aprrox 50 cm high x 50 cm wide. This Ptilotus has deep green leaves with red-purple margins. Phoenix carries spikes of feathery pink flowers above the plant all year round.

Its compact growth habit and long bloom period is why it was chosen.

Phoenix is now available in small numbers.

Uses

Great for garden specimen plantings and large tubs.

Position

Open sunny position in well drained soils. Make sure you only use premium Australian standard potting mix for containers. Being tolerant of extremes of heat and cold it is suited to a wide range of Australian climates.

Phoenix is a short lived perennial in the eastern states at best, so it should be treated like a long season annual. Enjoy its spectacular flowers for 8 to 10 months of the year and you may get a second or third year from the plant if you’re lucky. In Western Australia and even South Australia, the dryer climate may see it live longer.

Care

Prune spent flower stems and feed in early spring or late summer with low phosphorus controlled release fertiliser.

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