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Advantages of Using Native Plants in Gardens

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Our Australian native’s plants are greatly desired overseas, and it is any wonder, they are tough, reliable plants that work and look wonderful in many garden styles. In the past Australian native plants have often been thought of as untidy, but with breeders producing new cultivars, there is now tidier, even tougher Australian Native plants suitable for every garden.

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Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus is a native groundcover plant with large pink flowers

Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus is a native groundcover plant with large pink flowers

Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus glaucescens 'CAR10' PBR

Aussie Rambler (Giant flowering Pig face)

What an amazing Australian native groundcover plant. The Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus flowers are 2 to 3 times bigger than the flowers from the common form, there’s more of them, and best of all, they flower for quite a bit of the year.

No wonder it goes by the nick name Giant flowering pigface. But this is only one reason why this by far the best Australian native succulent.  Firstly it handles frosts much better than the common form of Carpobrotus glaucesens, and has performed well down to Minus 5 degrees Celsius.

Testing next year will see if it can go even colder. It copes much better with heavy soil types. The common form only grows in sandy soils near the coast. Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus copes better with heat and humidity, and is more disease resistant.

It’s been tested for years now inland in heavy soils, with frosts in winter, and over 40 degree days in summer. Aussie Rambler™ Carpobrotus is perfect for roof top gardens, road side plantings, in any garden as a ground cover, or for erosion control and cascading down rocks and slopes.

It hugs the ground closely, and each plant can spread a metre or more making it a great plant for large areas. It is well known to be a fire retardant plant. So what are you waiting for, don’t image these massive flowers in your garden, instead enjoy them, so get planting now.

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