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.