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Aust. Rice Flowers
Flowering from late winter and on through spring with large heads of small coral pink flowers in clusters. Buds are attractive for many weeks before the flowers open. Prune after flowering.
varieties will grow well in all states except Tasmania. They are best grown in light, well-drained soil. In heavier garden soils, plant on a mound. They are easy care and drought tolerant and attract few pests or diseases. Mulch to conserve moisture but keep mulch away from the stems. Prune plants heavily after flowering and lightly tip prune the shooting bush to encourage branching, which will produce more flower heads. Do not prune after Easter, as this would cut off the developing flower buds. After pruning, a native plant slow release fertiliser can be applied.