Native Lassiandra is a rounded shrub that grows to two metres high with beautiful lilac flowers to five cm across, flowering from Spring to Autumn. It has attractive rough textured leaves, and purple stems, making it an ideal feature plant that can be pruned if required.
A plant of the Wallum Woodlands and Wet Eucalyptus Forests, Native Lassiandra will grows in filtered sun or full sun and does better in moist soil.
The delicious sweet edible purple pulp of the fruit eaten raw by Indigenous people stains the mouth, hence the other common name for Melastoma malabathricum, Blue Tongue.
Requires ample moisture, tolerates part shade, suitable for potting. Excellent colourful & edible filler for urban gardens.
Native Lassiandra attracts the Miskin Jewell butterfly.
NOTE - Living plants must be collected (by appointment) - postage not available