Pratia pedunculata – Trailing Pratia

 

A dainty looking plant which spreads from underground stolons to form a carpet of green, and has masses of starry white to pale mauve-blue small flowers in spring and summer. Good for full sun to partial shade, and is best with regular moisture. A good plant for filling in between plants, stepping stones and paving, or as a low traffic lawn substitute. It roots at the nodes, so forms a mat of growth. The plant can be divided to propagate. Frost tender. The plant contains alkaloids, which can be poisonous to stock, but the bitter taste deters consumption. The milky sap can be a skin irritant to some.

Scientific Name:Pratia pedunculata
Family:Lobeliaceae
Common Name:Trailing Pratia
Plant Type:Ground cover, Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.1 ~ 0.2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant, Lawn alternative
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.