Ptilotus is a heat loving, drought tolerant plant native to Australia. Dwarf strains have been around for years, but 'Matilda' is a new tall strain suitable for cutting! They can reach nearly 3 ft. tall when happy. They are being produced commercially in some parts of the world, and I'm happy to bring them to American growers!
Give this plant a warm start, and never chill it. It would be best to oder these plugs to arrive after your last frost. You can bump them up into a larger tray while you wait for your nighttime temperatures to get above 55 (plant them out when you transplant zinnias and celosia). That's when Ptilous will thrive.
Best grown in sandy, or well drained soils. Pitolus will require very little watering once established only requiring irrigation in times of extended drought.
Grown in a 125 cell tray. Order 8 or more weeks before desired ship date.