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PlantFiles: Shiny Swamp-mat, Swamp-weed, Remuremu
Selliera radicans

Family: Goodeniaceae
Genus: Selliera (sel-lee-er-uh) (Info)
Species: radicans (RAD-ee-kans) (Info)


under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral kennedyh On Jun 24, 2004, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

Shiny Swamp-mat is a mat-forming plant of wet sites, especially salt-marshes. It has an interesting distribution, being found naturally in South-eastern Australia, New Zealand and Chile, thus being one of the plants that illustrate the Gondwanaland link between South America, Australia and New Zealand. Here in Australia, it is a common plant of saltmarshes around the coast of Tasmania and Victoria, but is also found inland in wet sites near lakes and streams.

Neutral jhyshark On Jun 24, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

Wish it were a bit more hardy!

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