Kennedia prostrata – Running Postman

A prostrate or twining shrub with red pea flowers, this plant makes a great ground cover or a restrained climber. Flowers from winter to summer. It has a spread of around a metre and a half, and has leathery green leaves. Likes a moist but well drained soil in sun or half shade. Can be used for banks, hanging baskets, to spill over retaining walls, as well as on a trellis or fence. Best in temperate and subtropical areas.

Scientific Name:Kennedia prostrata
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:Running Postman
Other Common Names:Scarlet Runner
Plant Type:Ground cover, Climber
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.