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Ptilotus nobilis Snow Phoenix

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ptilotus nobilis Snow Phoenix Yellow Tails, Regal Foxtail, Broad Foxtail, Mulla Mulla,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Shrubs Prostrate, Spreading

A compact and low growing to prostrate perennial that grows 10cm high by 40cm across. It flowers in spring and sporadically all year producing compact heads that are 2cm in diameter and are white with cerise throat. Best suited to drier areas of Australia and well drained soils. Will grow on calcareous soil and will tolerate salt spray on the coast. Pot using premium Australian standard potting mix and feed with slow release fertiliser. Lightly prune after flowering. Can be used in rockeries, coastal plantings, massed plantings, pots and baskets.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
<15cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Feature, Groundcover, 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
Flower Colour: Purple, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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