Scientific nameThis is an easy-to-grow mat forming ground cover from the pea family with a pink-coloured spring flower. It prefers sun but also does well in semi-shade.
Grown from cuttings which should be taken early in the morning to prevent wilting. O. virgatum roots quickly and easily from cuttings taken from new growth. Keep cutting material moist throughout. Treat with rooting hormone before placing them in growing media. It should take 2-4 weeks before they are rooted.
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Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
This is a bird-friendly species
It provides medicinal value
Easy to grow
Good for coastal areas
Suitable for sandy soil
It provides food for: