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Pratia puberula Alpine Pratia 140MM

Pratia puberula ‘Alpine Pratia’ – 140MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Trailing Pratia. My family originated from New Zealand and Australia

Botanic Name: Pratia puberula

Ground Cover – Lawn alternative

I am a fast growing native groundcover forming a thick mat of foliage covered by masses of blue star shaped flowers during the warmer months. My rambling and spreading habit makes me ideal in in rockeries, between pavers or as a low traffic lawn substitute. I am a good choice for moist shady locations.

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 thrive in most soils including sand, loam, clay, chalk and well drained soils
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 thrive in confined spaces and a good choice for pots and containers
I produce masses of dainty small star shaped blue flowers during the warmer months

    Plant me:

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

Tips for success…

My dense habit helps me out compete weeds
Plant me 60cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Campanulaceae
Other names:



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