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Calandrinia balonensis 'Charisma' (Parakeelya)

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Plant description

calandrinia balonensis parakeelya charisma 4

calandrinia balonensis parakeelya charisma 3

Calandrinia 'Charisma' is a lovely Australian succulent with large pure white flowers with a contrasting yellow centre. It is a good hardy plant which is long flowering through all the warm months. As a bonus, all parts of it are edible, making it both useful and attractive. Coming from the arid areas of Australia, it tolerates both heat and light frosts as well as dry periods, and responds well a little bit of care to become a great garden plant. Good for pots, hanging baskets and along retaining walls and path and garden edges. Likes full sun and well drained soil.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Spring.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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