Pratia pedunculata – Trailing Pratia


A dainty looking plant which spreads from underground stolons to form a carpet of green, and has masses of starry white to pale mauve-blue small flowers in spring and summer. Good for full sun to partial shade, and is best with regular moisture. A good plant for filling in between plants, stepping stones and paving, or as a low traffic lawn substitute. It roots at the nodes, so forms a mat of growth. The plant can be divided to propagate. Frost tender. The plant contains alkaloids, which can be poisonous to stock, but the bitter taste deters consumption. The milky sap can be a skin irritant to some.

Family : Lobeliaceae
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Plant Type : Ground cover, Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Pratia pedunculata
Common Name : Trailing Pratia
Height : 0.2
Flower Color : White, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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