Adenanthos sericeus

Plant of the Month

Ruttya fruticosa

Ozothamnus diosmifolius

Common Name: Rice Flower

Growth Habit: Upright, evergreen, fine-textured shrub typically grows from 4’ to 6’ tall or more.

Cultural Requirements: Native to Australia this shrub performs well in full sun to light dappled shade. Winter hardy down to about 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

Features/Uses: It makes a beautiful accent plant for border plantings and grown commercially for cut flowers. Attractive to bees and butterflies.

Bloom Time: Many tiny white bulb-like flowers cover the plant from spring to summer but can be found year-round in our mild San Diego climate.

Where in the Garden: Australian Garden


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Photos Rachel Cobb