Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey'
Pink Pussy TailsMulla, Pink Cotton Tails
|Scientific Name||Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey'|
|Principal Common Name||Pink Pussy Tails|
|Common Name(s)||Mulla, Pink Cotton Tails|
|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.|
|Height Range||1 - 2 FT|
|Spread Range||0 - 1 FT|
|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|
|Flower Time||Spring : Winter|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)|
|Soil Preferences||Acid : Well-drained|
|Outstanding Features||Color : Container Plant : Cut Flower : Drought tolerant : Flower : Form|
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