Common names: Rice flowers, NZ daphne, native daphne, Strathmore weed
Pimelea genus contains about 150 species of which 110 are in Australia and 36 in New Zealand. Plants in the Pimelea genus are either herbs or small shrubs.
The NZ Pimelea species have particular ecological significance as host plants for the caterpillars of several endemic moth species such as Notoreas spp. and three of our Owlet moths– Meterana spp.
Pimelea prostrata is a prostrate evergreen ground cover. The small narrow leaves are a blue green colour. Fragrant tiny white scented flowers smother the plants from spring to autumn. White or red fruits develop after flowering. Plants prefer full sun to part shade in well-drained soils. Pimelea will tolerate coastal conditions, sand, frosts and even wet and swampy sites. A tough, beautiful and useful plant.
- 10 cm x 1 meter
- Full sun to light shade
- 9 cm pot