The old adage ‘never judge a book by its cover’ rings true for the humble Pigface. Often overlooked due to their unfortunate common name, these hero plants of the Australian garden not only provide an abundance of bright and cheerful flowers in Spring (that bees just love!), they also play an important role as a soil stabiliser around our beaches. Due to their love of salty and harsh conditions, pigfaces are great to have around pools, cascading over the edges of hanging baskets or just as an attractive ground cover. Better yet, the leaves and fruit are also edible adding a delicious salty taste to your garden salads.
Part shade to full sun
Water every few days when young, drought tolerant once established
Well drained soil
Best grown in warm and temperate frost free climates