Ptilotus obovatus

Uses: Low spreading shrub with dense covering of white and pink flowers. Plant is ideal for growing among rocks and crevices. Responds well to pruning.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:NW: North Western  
:LE: Lake Eyre   
:NU: Nullarbor   
:GT: Gairdner-Torrens   
:FR: Flinders Rangers  
:EA: Eastern   
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:NL: Northern Lofty
:MU: Murray
:YP: Yorke Peninsula

For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0.5-1.5m
  • Spread 1-2m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Amaranthaceae
  • Botanical Name Ptilotus obovatus
  • Common Name Silvertails
  • Origin SA, Vic, NSW, WA, Qld, NT
  • Habit Spreading, Dense
  • Landscape Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour White
  • Flowering Time Winter, Spring
  • Flower Type Globular
  • Purpose Ornamental
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)