Halgania cyanea – Blue Mallee Flower

A small perennial shrub to around half a metre tall and wide, bearing intense blue flowers mainly in spring, and sporadically through the rest of the year. It grows from underground suckers, and is a tough plant from inland areas, giving it great drought tolerant qualities. It can be cut back hard if needed, once established. Suits temperate areas, but resents long humid spells, and likes a well drained soil in a sunny spot. It is a food plant for some butterfly species.

Family : Boraginaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Halgania cyanea
Common Name : Blue Mallee Flower
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : Blue
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects