Halgania cyanea – Blue Mallee Flower

A small perennial shrub to around half a metre tall and wide, bearing intense blue flowers mainly in spring, and sporadically through the rest of the year. It grows from underground suckers, and is a tough plant from inland areas, giving it great drought tolerant qualities. It can be cut back hard if needed, once established. Suits temperate areas, but resents long humid spells, and likes a well drained soil in a sunny spot. It is a food plant for some butterfly species.

Scientific Name:Halgania cyanea
Family:Boraginaceae
Common Name:Blue Mallee Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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