Carpobrotus glaucescens

Pigface

 

With a name like Pigface, you know you just gotta have one!  Who can resist the charm of this succulent, creeping plant with 2-1/2" diameter flowers that are purple with a white center?  Pigfaces are common creepers of the beaches, dunes and headlands.  It is useful for sand dune stabilization. Plant in sandy, well-drained soils in full sun.  It is found native to the eastern seashores of Australia where it grows on cliffs and salt marshes and sandy flats.  Purple flowers appear in summer, followed by a reddish, edible fruit which was eaten raw and the leaves were baked.  Juice from the leaves was used to relieve stings.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Succulent groundcover
Flower Color Purple/white
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native Queensland, New South Wales
Family Aizoaceae

Key Benefits

bulletAttractive purple flowers
bulletDoes well in sandy soils
bulletAttractive flowers and foliage

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent soil stabilizer
bulletZero maintenance!
bulletGreat for full sun, sandy soils

Pricing - See Price List Here

* Seed germinates without pre-treatment.  Sow direct.

 

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