A dainty looking plant which spreads from underground stolons to form a carpet of green, and has masses of starry white to pale mauve-blue small flowers in spring and summer. Good for full sun to partial shade, and is best with regular moisture. A good plant for filling in between plants, stepping stones and paving, or as a low traffic lawn substitute. It roots at the nodes, so forms a mat of growth. The plant can be divided to propagate. Frost tender. The plant contains alkaloids, which can be poisonous to stock, but the bitter taste deters consumption. The milky sap can be a skin irritant to some.
|Scientific Name:||Pratia pedunculata|
|Common Name:||Trailing Pratia|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.2 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant, Lawn alternative|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
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