The amazing fluorescent flower colours of pink and orange are undoubtedly this plant’s main attraction. It grows into a small spreading subshrub that will light up a corner of your garden as a feature plant or also as a stunning pot plant. Tip prune it while it is young and you will be richly rewarded by a compact plant smothered in flowers.
|Scientific Name:||Chorizema varium|
|Common Name:||Flame Pea|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Pink, Orange, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
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