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Carpobrotus glaucescens 'Aussie Rambler' (Pigface)

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Plant description

carprobrotus glaucus aussie rambler pigface

carprobrotus glaucus pigface aussie rambler

Carpobrotus glaucescens 'Aussie Rambler' is a tough, succulent, evergreen perennial plant. It is a giant flowering native 'Pig Face' that forms a dense cover of sprawling foliage, making it an ideal ground cover plant. It flowers from spring to autumn. Ideal for coastal gardens where it can handle salt laden winds and sea spray. It also grows well in gardens away from the coast and inland climates. Protect from heavy frosts. Best in well drained soils. Tip prune shoots to keep plant growth dense.

The leaves are edible, but need cooking. The fruit pulp is also edible.

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: purple pink
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects, bees.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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