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Plant of the Month – Pimelea 4

So far this month I have reviewed the Pimelea ferruginea, the Pimelea physodes and the Pimelea rosea. Here is the final Pimelea variety for February.

Pimelea spectibilisGenus: Pimelea
Species: spectabilis
Common Name: NA
Flower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green
Growth Habit: Shrub to 1m
Flowering: Winter – Spring

Once again we have a variety of Pimelea that is clearly defined by its flower. The Pimelea spectibilis is quite different to the other varieties of Pimelea that I have reviewed. The flower consists of an outer halo of mostly white flowers circling an inner white cluster with a deep pink centre. The leaves of the spectibilis are a lot more pointy and indeed prickly but this should not deter you from planting this fantastic shrub. The spectibilis is very simlar to the other varieties in that it likes a sunny to part shade position in the garden and prefers soil with good drainage.

The Pimelea family is native to the South-West of Western Australia, my home area, but in recent years has very much been taking of Australia wide and is available from a lot more nurseries than previously. I hope that the reviews of the Pimelea this month have at least led you to consider planting one or more of these varieties in your Australian Native Plant garden.

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