Carpobrotus rossii ‘Pink Passion’ – Pig Face

Carpobrotus ‘Pink Passion’ is a wonderfully hardy ground covering perennial succulent. It can spread to 3 metres wide. It has large, silky bright pink flowers in spring and summer. Drought, salt and somewhat frost resistant. A fast growing, easy care plant that can be used for stablisation of dunes and banks. Likes a well drained soil, from clay loam to sandy. The plant is moderately fire retardant, so is good planted close to homes instead of more flammable plants.
A good bush tucker plant. The ripe fruit is best eaten by sucking the seeds and pulp out from the base, and has a fruity, salty taste. The leaves are edible and have a salty crunch, they can be used fresh, steamed or pickled, they team well with meat dishes. The juice from the leaves can be applied to relieve insect bites.

Family : Aizoaceae
Cultivar Name: Pink Passion
Plant Type : Ground cover
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Carpobrotus rossii
Common Name : Karkalla
Height : 0.3
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects