Cliffortia ferruginea

Cliffortia ferruginea
Cliffortia ferruginea

Common names: glossy cliffortia (English). 
Botanical name: Cliffortia ferruginea

Cliffortia ferruginea, known as glossy cliffortia, is a hardy, glossy-leaved ground cover that forms a dense carpet. It produces small white to pinkish flowers. Leaves can be brewed into a medicinal tea to treat chest ailments. Stems are used for pipe stems. It thrives in full sun and tolerates drought. Propagate from cuttings or runners. Use it on slopes, rockeries, in borders and pots. Requires well-drained soil. Adaptable and easy care. Good for coastal gardens. Hardy and waterwise. Pinch tips for bushy growth.

Uses & Benefits: medicine, ponds & ecopools, tea, wetlands

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Family: Rosaceae
Type: ground cover
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