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Spyridium parvifolium Edna Walling Nimbus

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Spyridium parvifolium Edna Walling Nimbus Dusty Miller,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Prostrate, Shrub Like

It’s the silver floral bracts and perfumed white flowers that give it the name Nimbus™; it covers the ground like a small cloud. But there’s nothing airy-fairy about this tough little plant, despite its delicate looks. Whether used in a cottage garden, as a container specimen, along path edges or lapping up against rock work, Nimbus™ offers a soft restful foil in bolder brightly hued plantings. Suited to cool temperate, sub tropical and arid climates in open gravelly clay or loam soils, low alkaline to low acid pH. Tolerates moderate frosts and exposed coastal conditions. It’s easily maintained with a light trim once or twice a year.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Lawn Alternatives, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot, Native Garden, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rhamnaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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