Pileanthus

Pileanthus is a genus of heather-like, evergreen, flowering shrubs, composed of eight species, all originally from Australia. The common name for Pileanthus is coppercups. Its flowers are borne in the upper leaf axils of the shoots, forming flat leafy inflorescences.

P.filifolius has slender, erect branching stems with pinks flowers and grows to around 2 or 3 feet. P.limacis has white flowers and only grows to around 2 feet.

These plants are suitable for the cool greenhouse. They should be potted in March, and watered freely when in growth but the soil should be kept dry at other times.

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