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A very attractive low growing plant with sky blue flowers all through spring and summer. It has grey green foliage that will cascade over pots, hanging baskets, retaining walls and spread out to be a great ground cover. Lightly trimming the foliage will encourage a more dense habit. It is a hardy and easy care plant that can take drought and heat, and suits most soil types.
Propagation is from tip cuttings.
Flower colour: Blue
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres
Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.7 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.