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Lampranthus purpureus

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  • Lampranthus purpureus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Lampranthus purpureus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourBright purple

Description

Lampranthus purpureus. These are bushy, creeping perennial succulents and sub-shrubs with daisy-like flowers. They will become woody after several years. The leaves will turn red in strong sun. They are frost tender with a min of 5C if dry. They will require full sun and very well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennial, Succulent or Sub-shrub

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Summer bedding particularly in airy conditions.

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  • Lampranthus purpureus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Lampranthus purpureus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer a warm, frost-free climate. They thrive in dry conditions and when there are established in a warm-climate, grow in full sun with well-drained soil, You can propagate from seed or stem cuttings in spring or autumn.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or stem cuttings in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to mealy bugs.

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