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Verticordia plumosa, photo courtesy of C. Andrew Henley/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images
Verticordia plumosa, photo courtesy of C. Andrew Henley/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images

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Verticordia plumosa

Featherflower
Myrtaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers

This shrub from southwesternAustralia grows to 3 ft. high andwide, with wavy branches coveredin soft, needlelike foliage.From late winter into spring,produces a profusion of tiny lavenderflowers at branch tips.Excellent cut flower. Requireswell-drained soil; feed occasionallywith low-phosphorus fertilizer.‘Pink Lace’ is a compactgrower to just 1 1/2–2 ft. highand wide, with lightly fragrant,lavender-pink flowers.

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