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.

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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants