MALLEE BLUE-FLOWER FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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.
mainly drier areas such as sand plains and mallee
Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria., South Australia, Western Australia
Height (m): 0.3 - 0.8
Spread (m): 0.5 - 1.5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 350
Flower Colour: blue
Flower Season: spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
seed, cuttings Propagation can be carried out from seed which germinates well, without treatment. Cuttings of firm, current seasons growth should also be successful.
|Common Name:||Mallee Blue-flower|