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Carpobrotus rossii 'Pink Passion' (Native Pigface)

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Plant description

carpobrotus rossii native pigface pink passion 4

carpobrotus rossii native pigface pink passion 3

Carpobrotus 'Pink Passion' is a native succulent groundcover, with silky pink flowers in spring and summer. A hardy and low maintenance plant, fast growing and useful for stabilising embankments. Great for coastal plantings, can take saline soil, as well as most other soil types including rocky. Likes a sunny spot to flower at its best. Also good for conatiners. The leaves are edible and can be used for salads and stir fries. Drought and frost tolerant.

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

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1 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, subtropical, tropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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