Australian Native Plants

  Halgania cyanea (Mallee Blue-flower)


Halgania cyanea photo
Halgania cyanea, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

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MALLEE BLUE-FLOWER FACTS

distribution map showing range of Halgania cyanea in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Mallee Blue-flower

Other Names
Rough Halgania

Description
The Mallee Blue-flower or Rough Halgania is a small perennial sub-shrub with a suckering habit. It is usually dense and bushy. The dull green leaves are linear or narrow elliptical with toothed margins and are about 25mm long. The star-shaped flowers are deep blue and are produced at the ends of the branches. The shrub flowers mainly in summer, and intermittently at other times of the year. Halgania is a genus of around 24 species which are found only in Australia.

Height
0.3m - 0.9m

Spread
0.5m - 2m

Habitat
mainly drier areas such as sand plains and mallee

Propagation
seed, cuttings Propagation can be carried out from seed which germinates well, without treatment. Cuttings of firm, current seasons growth should also be successful.

Distribution
Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria., South Australia, Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Lamiales
Family:Boraginaceae
Genus:Halgania
Species:cyanea
Common Name:Mallee Blue-flower