Southern Sea-heath

Scientific NameFrankenia pauciflora var. gunnii
Size and formA prostrate spreading shrub 0.5m high and 0.3-1m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitSmall, pale pink flowers mostly from August to February. Small, inrolled, crowded, grey-green leaves are dotted with salt.
Growing conditionsGrows well in saltmarsh areas in a full-sun position. It is also suitable as a rockery plant in well-drained saline soils. Propagates easily from cuttings. It is an important food source for the Orange-bellied Parrot when it visits Swan Bay.