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Coral Bells

Coral Bells
Photo: Sheldon Navie
Invasive Plant
Coral Bells
Barleria repens

Vigorous spreading groundcover growing 60-70cm high and 1m wide. Small rounded soft glossy leaves on stems which easily take root where they touch the ground. Flowers are tubular, fuchsia to coral pink in colour and cover the plant in the warmer months. Seeds are formed and are propelled explosively from club shaped capsules.



  • The stems easily root when they make contact with the soil. Be careful when disposing of garden waste.
  • These seeds are released by the explosive nature of the opening of the seed capsule and have a high rate of germination.
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Other superior selections include;

  • Calliandra tweedii 'Red Flash' - Red Tassel Flower
  • Melastoma malabathricum - Native Pink Lasiandra

Ask your local retailer for more superior selections


Alternative Plants

Fan Flower
Photo: Ramm Botanicals
Alternative Plant Fan Flower
Scaevola species
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

This Australian native groundcover has grey green to shiny green leaves and a profusion of purple, mauve or white fan shaped flowers over many months. There are many new cultivars of this popular garden favourite.

Grevillea Groundcovers
Photo: Immij
Alternative Plant Grevillea Groundcovers
Grevillea species
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

There is an abundance of excellent Grevillea groundcovers with an array of foliage types and colours. They also come in a wide range of flower colours; including white, yellow, pink and red. Ask your retailer about the best selection of Grevillea groundcover for your location.

Native Sarsaparillas
Photo: © immij pty ltd
Alternative Plant Native Sarsaparillas
Hardenbergia violacea cultivars
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

A popular and generally hardy groundcover plant. Violet-Lilac pea shaped flowers cover the plant in winter and spring. Many new cultivars have been developed with white and pink flowers as well as different growth habits, some forming neat, rounded, low growing bushes.

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