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Raoulia australis
Raoulia australis
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Raoulia australis

New Zealand Scab Plant

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.452.050

An unusual alpine from New Zealand, this forms an absolutely flat carpet of lead-grey foliage that will creep in between and over small rocks. Flowers are tiny and insignificant. An interesting choice for the alpine scree or trough garden, this plant offers a challenge to the gardener to find just the right spot with perfect drainage. Plants will perish in average border conditions. Clumps may be divided in early spring. Also known by the common name of Vegetable Sheep.

Further details for
Raoulia australis

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   1-2 cm
   0-1 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.