Karkalla or Pigface
(Carpobrotus rossii)

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Carpobrotus rossii

With its succulent fleshy leaves similar to jelly beans, and purple flowers in summer, the Karkalla provides good ground-cover. Spreading up to 2m, it is particularly useful for exposed locations, as part of succulent displays or as an interesting roof-garden plant.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Grass and Groundcover
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam
Tolerances
Wind, Salt
Regions
Water efficient plants, Wagga Wagga (Water Wise), Wagga Wagga (Salt Tolerant), Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring, Winter, Summer
Colours
Red, White, Purple
Gardens
Mediterranean, Cottage