The Pimelias are among our most showy late-Winter and early-Spring flowering shrubs, mostly natives of Australia and New Zealand. They have a neat compact habit of growth, being easily grown and easily propagated, while any fairly good soil will suit them. They make excellent plants for the margins of groups of taller-growing shrubs, or in small groups by themselves or singly in borders. There are about seventy species, only a few of which have been introduced into California.

Propagate by cuttings placed in sandy leaf-mold, in a cold frame in September or October; shade during hot sunshine; pot them singly in small pots when they are rooted.