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Ptilotus nobilis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ptilotus nobilis Yellow Tails, Regal Foxtail, Broad Foxtail, Mulla Mulla,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Rounded, Upright

A free-flowering herbaceous plant highlighted by spires of large, mauve feathery flowers that sit above thick, silver-green foliage. The flowers aprear from late spring to early summer. Being a native to Central Australia, Ptilotus thrive in dry, arid conditions. It makes a fantastic soft display to the native landscape and suitable for containers.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Feature, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Amaranthaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Silver
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate