This worthwhile little native rockery plant gets its names from one of Australia's leading garden designers - read more about her here; and from its ability to pop up in beds and borders, thrusting its flowers through the leaves of other plants, towards the sun. Flowering for most of the year, and needing very little attention, it's a beaut plant it's easy to find a space for.
Pelargonium striatellum 'Edna Walling Pop Up' - Omeo storksbill DESCRIPTION: Native fast-growing groundcover with five-petalled lightly-scented pale pink flowers, the petals striped with darker pink (hence striatellum). Flowers appear through most of the warmer months. The species form parent plant is endangered in the wild, where it grows along lake shores. USES: Underplanting below trees, groundcover in part shade, in baskets and containers, as green mulch to cool other plants' roots, between pavers, to attract butterflies and other pollinators. PLANTING: Plant in any soil in a full sun to part shaded location. The sunnier the position the more water it will need. Mulch after planting to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures as the young plant establishes. Frost tolerant, best in cool dry climates rather than hot humid ones. CARE: An application of a native slow release fertiliser in spring will help keep the plant healthy. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 15 cm H x 90 cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.