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Pigface

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Kevin Sparrow
Carpobrotus rossii

A trailing perennial groundcover with thick succulent green leaves that spreads 1 - 2 metres. This plant has a showy display of mauve and white flowers with a yellow centre between September and January. It will grow in full sun and part shade, in clay to sandy soils, is drought and lime tolerant and suits coastal conditions. It can be used to bind soils and is considered a bush food with the fruit and leaves eaten raw or cooked by indigenous peoples.

Type: 
Groundcover
Height: 
0 - 0.5m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Summer
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Birds
Lizard Habitat
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/SA/Tas/WA
Bush Tucker Plant: 
Yes

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