Chorizema varium – Flame Pea

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.

Family:Fabaceae
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
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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