Carpobrotus deliciosus

A hardy and water-wise trailing succulent with masses of dark pink flowers.
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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.3m x 0.6m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

This evergreen plant has succulent, finger-like leaves that are triangular in cross-section.  It has a trailing habit and quickly forms a dense ground cover.  It produces masses of dark pink flowers throughout summer.

The succulent leaves hold water, making it a very hardy plant for harsh conditions.  As the leaves are sour, it is not often browsed by game.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers are rich in nectar and attract numerous insects.

GARDEN THEMES:
Rockery, succulent

LANDSCAPING USES:
A fantastic plant to use to stabilise slopes. It is useful for planting in retaining walls as it softens the harsh concrete.
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