Kennedia nigricans – Black Coral Pea

Kennedia nigricans is a vigorous Western Australian climbing plant with unusual black and yellow flowers and handsome dark green foliage. Use it as a feature climber on fences and other structures or as a ground cover. Give it a trim after it flowers if you feel it is needed to tidy up the plant. It is moderately frost tolerant.

Scientific Name:Kennedia nigricans
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:Black Coral Pea
Plant Type:Climber
Height:0.2 ~ 10 metres
Width:1 ~ 10 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Black
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Screen
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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