Pimelea ferruginea, interesting plant, native to the south-western coast of Australia. The name derives from the Greek "Pimele" in reference to its oil seeds. It belongs to the Thymelaeaceae family.
The genus Pimelea includes about eighty species, it has a bushy habitus, the species ferruginea, is the most known and is profitably used as an ornamental plant of the Mediterranean garden. Reaches a height of about 1 meter, the leaves resemble a tarentine myrtle, so much they seem jumbled together, of a delicately oval and glossy shape. The conspicuous and very showy flowers make it a perfect "touffe" in spring and summer, it is resistant to a partial drought, it needs a well-draining substrate with acid or sub-acid reaction. It bears partial shade, fears low temperatures and freezing winds.