The delicate mauve flowers that are plentiful in spring and summer and its ground covering habit are the key features of this lovely little plant from the mint family. It is fantastic for pots & hanging baskets and also makes an excellent rockery plant. Give it a light trim at the end of summer. Likes a sunny position in a well drained soil. Can withstand moderate frosts.
|Scientific Name:||Hemiandra pungens|
|Common Name:||Snake Plant|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.2 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.75 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Fragrant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
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