Also known as
Parrot's Beak, Lotus Vine Flower, Pelican Beak , Trefoil, Coral gem, Pelican's beak
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This plant has no fragrance
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Coral Gem Overview
Perennial groundcover with grey leaves and striking orange-red flowers. Waterwise and hardy, it is a good choice for rockeries and pots where it will cascade over the edges. A long flowering season makes this a popular plant in gardens, although in the natural habitat it is almost extinct. The pollinators are considered to be birds and although the garden plants get plenty of pollen, it rarely set fruit or seed.
How to harvest Coral Gem
Not usually harvested.
How to propagate Coral Gem
Place a rock or bit of soil over a shoot. Remove it after it have formed new roots and replant.
You can propagate from cuttings in early summer or from seed in autumn or spring.
Special features of Coral Gem
Birds are the pollinator of the flowers.
Cascade down hanging baskets.
Other uses of Coral Gem
Grown for its interesting flowers.