A ground covering perennial succulent from coastal areas, which can spread to 3 metres wide. It has large, silky purple flowers in spring and summer. Drought, salt and somewhat frost resistant. The fruit is edible- eat by holding the end of the fruit and sucking out the pulp. A fast growing, hardy plant that can be used for stablisation of dunes. Likes a well drained soil, from clay loam to sandy.
|Scientific Name:||Carpobrotus rossii|
|Common Name:||Pig Face|
|Other Common Names:||Karkalla|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Pink, Purple|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Fire retardant|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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