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Carpobrotus rossii 'Pink Passion' (Native Pigface)

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Helpful articles

Winter Flowering Plants for the Garden. No Australian garden need be free of flowers in winter. Read this article to learn about some great winter flowering plants.

Ground covers.

Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.

Dealing with possums in the garden.

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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