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Pratia pedunculata Blue Star

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pratia pedunculata Blue Star Matted Pratia, Trailing Pratia, Blue Star Creeper,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Mat Forming, Running

This is a hardy little Australian native ground cover that is extremely tolerant of heavy frost, a flat grower that is a great weed suppressor and is also helpful with erosion control. In Spring through to early Summer, small blue five-petalled star shaped flowers cover the plant followed by small berries.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
<15cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Erosion Control, Fragrant Garden, Groundcover, Lawn Alternatives, Mass Planting, Rockery, Shady Garden, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Campanulaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Blue, Green
Flower Colour: Blue
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High