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Pratia pedunculata Trailing Pratia 140MM

Pratia pedunculata ‘Trailing Pratia’ – 140MM

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I am Trailing Pratia. My family originated from Australia

Botanic Name: Pratia Pendunculata

Ground Cover – Lawn alternative

I am a dainty native plant. I spread via underground stolons to form a carpet of green with masses of tiny starry white to pale mauve-blue small flowers in spring and summer. My rambling habit makes me great in rockeries and filling in between plants, stepping stones and paving. Hardy I can also make an excellent low traffic lawn alternative.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 0.15m Width: 1m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.15m Width: 0.15m)
I need moderate water once established. Do not let me dry out completely
Australian Native
I am happy in most soils but prefer soils that are well drained with a neutral to acidic pH
I am popular and will make you happy because…
My trailing habit makes me ideal in rockeries and as a low traffic lawn substitute such as between pavers
I perform well grown in pots, containers and hanging baskets
I produce massed of tiny star shaped flowers in shades of white to pale blue during the warmer months

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in hanging baskets
  • in garden beds and general landscaping

Tips for success…

I am particularly low maintenance and my dense habit outcompetes many weeds
Plant me 60cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Caution: Milky sap can be a skin irritant

Plant family: Lobeliaceae
Other names: Lobelia pedunculata, Matted pratia



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