Pratia pedunculata is a species native to South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. It is an attractive ground cover for a moist rockery with uniform foliage and a moderate growth rate.
The Pratia pedunculata 'County Park' variety forms a flat carpet between 5 cm and 10 cm in height. Dark evergreen foliage
Flowering begins in late spring with a 'tsunami' of little violet-blue stars up to 9mm in diameter and continues on and off until autumn.
For rockeries, paving, lawn edging.
Grow in the sun (morning) or light shade in good, humus-rich, well-drained, moist garden soil.
In heavy, clay soil that is damp in winter, add some 5 mm gravel for drainage over the growing area. This will help the plant through the bad weather.
In dry, hot climates, regular watering is needed in the summer.
Maintenance: Pratia can grow unchecked, so the only maintenance needed is to pull it up to keep it within the area you want.
Synonyms Isotoma fluviatilis, Laurentia fluviatilis
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: less than 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 50 cm
- Flower colour: purple
- Flowering period: summer flowers
® Unlicensed propagation prohibited.