Does anybody grow Pimella ferruginea?

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David Dickinson

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Does anybody grow Pimella ferruginea?
« on: December 10, 2018, 02:08:12 AM »
It looks like a plant I have seen before but in reality it can't be as I have not found it sold locally. I bought 5 small plants at a very low price on the internet which would suggest it is a common plant in Italy. I found very few places selling them in Europe even through mail order though. Does it go by another commercial name or a synonym? Synonyms do not come up when searching the internet. Any tips on how to help it survive would be gratefully received.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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Alisdair

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Re: Does anybody grow Pimella ferruginea?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 09:50:59 AM »
At the MGS AGM in Adelaide a few years ago we saw Pimelea ferruginea growing in several gardens, apparently with no special treatment. Much the best form we saw was a selection named 'Bonne Petite' (in the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne), so you may be able to find it under that name?
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David Dickinson

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Re: Does anybody grow Pimella ferruginea?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 10:34:18 AM »
Thanks for that help Alisdair. I'll look it up. :)
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.