PIXIE MOPS PETROPHILE LINEARIS – NATIVE CUTE FLUFFY MOPS! PROTEA FAMILY. $2.20

PIXIE MOPS – PETROPHILE LINEARIS – ARE AN ICONIC WESTERN AUSTRALIAN FLOWER THAT IS SUCH A FUZZY LITTLE WONDER! THE FLOWER ALONE IS FASCINATING AND THESE ARE ULTRA HARDY AND HAPPY TO GROW IN YOUR GARDEN!
The species name Petrophile stems from the Greek petra (rock) and phileo (love), as they were thought to be ‘rock loving’ plants when first described. They are commonly known as Conesticks. The often very downy to woolly flowers form into woody seedheads, referred to as cones. Petrophile linearis, Pixie Mops, is endemic to coastal regions of Western Australia.
Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petrophile (pet-roh-FY-lee) (Info)
Species: linearis (lin-AIR-iss) (Info)
Synonym: Petrophile falcata
Synonym: Petrophile linearis var. microcephala
Category:
Shrubs
Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Bloom Colour:
Pink
Bloom Characteristics:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored.

 

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Seed Count: 12
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