Calandrinia balonensis ‘Charisma’ – Parakeelya

A herbaceous succulent plant with lovely large white flowers on an attractive plant. The petals have a silky texture and look, and it flowers from spring all the way through to autumn, making it a great addition to flower gardens. Also good for container growing here it can spill down the sides. It is also edible, roots and leaves are eaten uncooked, while the seeds can be ground to a paste and cooked. Likes a sunny spot in well drained soil, takes heat and some frost. A plant which can survive difficult conditions, but will look better with more care.

Scientific Name:Calandrinia balonensis
Common Name:Parakeelya
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:White, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped, Weeping
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Edible, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants