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Calandrinia balonensis 'Mystique' (Parakeela)

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Plant description

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Calandrinia 'Mystique' is an Australian perennial succulent with an attractive mounded habit and profuse bright purple pink flowers from spring to summer and through to autumn. It performs best through the warm months and may be best treated as an annual. Great for pots and for edging and rockeries. All parts of the plant are edible. Best in full sun in well drained sandy soils. Tolerates light frost and heat. A good hardy plant.

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: pink
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.
Medium 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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