Calandrinia balonensis ‘Mystique’ – Parkeelya


An interesting and decorative succulent from the semi arid areas of Australia. It grows in an attractive mounded habit, and flowers well through all the warm months. It has dazzling pink to purple flowers with a contrasting pale centre. This is an edible plant, the roots and leaves can be eaten raw. Best in full sun in well drained soil. Good in containers as well as a good hardy garden plant for hot areas. Can take light frost.

Scientific Name:Calandrinia balonensis
Common Name:Parkeelya
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:Pink, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
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, Arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Annual, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Fire retardant
Special Uses:Edible, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants