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Calandrinia balonensis 'Mystique'
Plant Palette

Add a little mystique to your garden design

Label Name: Calandrinia balonensis ‘Mystique’

ACRA 1340 (registered Nov 2010)

Family: Portulaceae

Origin: Arid and semi-arid regions of Australia. Applicant: The University of Queensland (Dr Dion Harrison) The Centre for Native Floriculture, plant breeding and selection programme.

Characteristics: A compact, small herbaceous shrub, 150mm(H) x 400mm (W), The flowers are vibrant pink-purple (mauve) and are 40mm in diameter. A particular feature of this plant is that they flower all year round from January to December. The leaves are fine, with short internodes and greater basal branching forms a more compact plant habit.

Cultivation: Suited to well-drained sandy soils and has a high level of frost hardiness.

 Propagation: Cuttings from semi-firm new growth.

Uses: Suitable for dryland shrub plantings. As a groundcover suitable for mass planting or it can be mixed in with shrubbery. Calandrinia balonensis ‘Mystique’ is also suitable for tubs and hanging baskets.

 Availability: Specialist native plant nurseries

Paul Carmen

ACRA Registrar

Australian Cultivation

Registration Authority



Main photo: Calandrinia balonensis ‘Mystique’

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