Rice Flower

Did you know?

Rice flower or Ozothamnus diosmifolius is a native of Eastern Australia. The budding flowers look like rice grains, hence the name. Stems have large bunches of many small flowers, which can be pink or white. Stems have many small leaves. Rice flowers make an excellent filler with other natives and with a wide variety of flowers including with roses, lilies and lisanthus.

Selection and Storage

Choose bunches that are ½ to fully open. Avoid bunches with yellowing leaves. Cut a minimum of 2cm off the stem, strip the bottom leaves off, and put in cold water with a flower preservative. Change water daily for optimum lifespan.

Availability

Most of the year.