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Ptilotus exaltatus

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Common name: Mulla mulla and Joey

A short -lived perennial herb that is widespread throughout the arid and semi-arid regions of Australia including Western Australia. Highly attractive purple flowers in dense, conical heads up to ten cm in size appear from April to November in its natural habitat. Will grow as a annual in cooler climates.

  • Frost tender
  • Heat Draught Tolerant once established
  • Great for cut flowers

Sow Direct (after frost) or Raise Seedlings. Well drained soil media.

Sowing Depth Press seed onto surface and cover lightly with vermiculite. Keep Moist
When to sow in Australia

Tropical: Spring and Autumn

Subtropical: Spring and Autumn

Temperate: Spring and Autumn

Cool climate: Spring

Germination 2 to 3 Weeks at 24-27° C. Responds well to bottom heat
Plant Spacing 120cm
Width 100cm
Height 80-100cm
Position Full Sun.