Carpobrotus ‘Pink Passion’ is a wonderfully hardy ground covering perennial succulent. It can spread to 3 metres wide. It has large, silky bright pink flowers in spring and summer. Drought, salt and somewhat frost resistant. A fast growing, easy care plant that can be used for stablisation of dunes and banks. Likes a well drained soil, from clay loam to sandy. The plant is moderately fire retardant, so is good planted close to homes instead of more flammable plants.
A good bush tucker plant. The ripe fruit is best eaten by sucking the seeds and pulp out from the base, and has a fruity, salty taste. The leaves are edible and have a salty crunch, they can be used fresh, steamed or pickled, they team well with meat dishes. The juice from the leaves can be applied to relieve insect bites.
|Scientific Name:||Carpobrotus rossii|
|Other Common Names:||Native Pigface|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, 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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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