Blue Tongue

Shrub 1 to 1.5m, 1m Wide


Rounded Habit with attractive green foliage with purple stems.
Lovely Mauve 5-10cm flowers from Spring to Autumn
Sweet edible fruit stains tongue blue!

Family: Melastomaceae

Natural Habitat: Wallum woodlands, Rain Forest

Aspect: Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable, but prefers Moist

Special Features:
• Long Flowering
• Hardy, but frost tender
• Attracts Miskin Jewel Butterfly
• Responds well to pruning

Garden Styles:

  • Cottage Garden
  • Gardening for Biodiversity
  • Native Coastal
  • Kids Garden
  • Birds and Butterflies