Pseuderanthemum variabile

Pastel Flower is a ground cover (up to 30cm) with hairy stems typically found on the floors of rainforest or wet eucalyptus forest.

The violet-sized flowers appear between November and May, and can be white, lilac, purple or blue, often with spots near the middle.

Occasionally the flowers do not open and are self-fertilising. An attractive ground cover for shady areas of the garden well known as a food plant for caterpillars of a number of butterflies in the family Nymphalidae.