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Products > Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey'
 
Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey' - Pink Pussy Tails

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranths)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey'(Pink Pussy Tails)-A short lived herbaceous perennial to 12 to 15 inches tall with silver-green foliage oblong shaped leaves and from winter through spring 3-4 inch long feathery spikes of small flowers in conical arrangements that start out silvery in bud and age to a nearly neon pink color from the bottom of the spike up. Plant in full sun in a well-drained, preferably acidic, soil. May over winter in USDA Zones 9-10 but this plant is difficult to maintain and might be best planted as an annual. Ptilotus is primarily an Australian genus that comes from throughout the continent from tropical areas to the arid inland. Ptilotus exaltatus occurs widely through the drier central areas of Australia in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory. Another common name for the species is Mulla. We grew this plant in 2008 but replaced it with the longer living cultivar 'Platinum Wallaby' for 2010.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey'.