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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 southwestern Australia grows to 3 ft. tall and wide, with wavy branches covered in soft, needlelike foliage. From late winter into spring, produces a profusion of tiny lavender flowers at branch tips. Excellent cut flower. Requires well-drained soil; feed occasionally with low-phosphorus fertilizer. ‘Pink Lace’ is a compact grower to just 1 1/2–2 ft. high and wide, with lightly fragrant, lavender-pink flowers.

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