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Selliera radicans - Swamp-mat

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Goodeniaceae
Origin: Australasia
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Selliera radicans (Swamp-mat) - This prostrate evergreen woody stemmed plant forms a dense groundcover with 1 inch long spoon shaped fleshy leaves that are dark green on the upper surface and silver gray on the underside. It has small 1/4 inch wide fan flowers, similar to the related Scaevola, that arise individually from the prostrate stems to above the foliage in mid summer. The flowers appear white as they face up from the ground but the lower surface hidden from view and the center of the flower are a reddish color. Plant in coastal full sun to light shade or morning sun in hotter areas. Water regularly without allowing to dry out. Good in permanently wet conditions and along the pond margin - tolerates brackish water and coastal conditions. Hardy to around 15 F. This tight little plant is native to salt marshes and wet areas near lakes and streams. It has an interesting disjunct distribution, growing naturally in Chile, Australia and New Zealand.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Selliera radicans.