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Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey'

Pink Pussy Tails

Mulla, Pink Cotton Tails
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey'
Principal Common Name Pink Pussy Tails
Common Name(s) Mulla, Pink Cotton Tails
Synonym
Description A short lived herbaceous perennial to 12 to 15" tall with silver-green foliage oblong shaped leaves and from winter through spring 3-4 inch long feathery spikes of small flowers in conical arrangement that start out silvery in bud and age to a nearly neon pink color from the bottom of the spike up.
General Comments May over winter in USDA Zones 9-10 but this plant is difficult to maintain and might be best planted as an annual.
Origin
Nativity Australia
Height Range 1 - 2 FT
Spread Range 0 - 1 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 1 : 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Silver & Green
Leaf Texture
Form Subshrub
Flower Color
Flower Time Spring : Winter
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Acid : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Container Plant : Cut Flower : Drought tolerant : Flower : Form

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