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Ptilotus nobilis Joey

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A10, Indoor
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A10, Indoor
Size: 14cm
Available: 6
$/Unit (EX GST): $7.51 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $8.26 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ptilotus nobilis Joey Yellow Tails, Regal Foxtail, Broad Foxtail, Mulla Mulla,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Tufting

Ptilotus Joey is a free-flowering plant that is highlighted by spires of large, feathery flowers which appear from late spring to early summer. Treat this plant as an annual, or, at best, a short-lived perennial in ideal conditions. Being a native to Central Australia, Ptilotus love dry, arid conditions and Joey is no exception. Ptilotus Joey is a hybrid based on P. exaltatus. It offers exceptional beauty with the side benefit of heat and drought tolerance. Large, conical spikes of feathery flowers sit atop thick, silver-green foliage. Grows approx 40cm tall. Great for pots.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Plant in a sunny position in well drained soil. If planting in a pot, use a quality potting mix suitable for Australian native plants. Remembering their origins, it’s not surprising that too much water could be a problem. So, the most important thing is to avoid is over-watering the plant. Overhead watering, which obviously wets the flowers and foliage, may encourage unsightly fungal or algal growthTo keep the plant at its best, use a complete and balanced native (low phosphorus) fertiliser in either liquid or granule formBest treated as an annual or short lived perennial. Remove spent flower heads to encourage repeat flowering. The flowers are well suited for cut flower use and really jazz up a bouquet. Information and images courtesy of Ramm Botanicals.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Amaranthaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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