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Melastoma Affine Pink - Blue Tongue is a prolific flowering Australian native shrub growing to about 1.5m x 1.5m in most cases. This beautiful compact shrub is a tropical or sub-tropical species requiring a relative warm environment (most-importantly frost-free). The leaves of Melastoma Affine Pink - Blue Tongue are covered in fine hairs with a darker purplish underside, a similar colour to the young stems. The variety Melastoma Affine Pink - Blue Tongue is an extremely prolific flowering form of Melastoma with the plants going through continuous flowering cycles, throughout most of the year, including Winter.
Melastoma Affine Pink - Blue Tongue works well not just in native gardens, but also in more modern or traditional landscapes and is relatively flexible in the sense that it can be planted as a feature plant in full sun, perhaps until a taller growing tree fills the canopy, then Melastoma will continue to grow (and flower) as an under-storey plant. Melastoma Affine Pink - Blue Tongue is very low maintenance, it does not require pruning or fertilising in most soils and can withstand long periods of very little soil moisture. Pink - Blue Tongue is an improved selection of Melastoma Affine, a variety also known as native Lassiandra.
Advantages of Melastoma Affine Pink - Blue Tongue
Prolific flowering variety (pink form)
Tropical & sub-tropical native species
Impressive evergreen perennial shrub
Low maintenance and relatively drougb tolerant
1.5 - 2m height at maturity
Plant width is generally equal to height as it is a compact shrub
Prefers full sun aspect but can tolerate part-shade
Suitable for pots and prefers warmer regions of Australia
Easy to grow evergreen perennial
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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