Gompholobium grandiflorum – Glory Pea

An attractive small shrub when in flower, with large pea shaped golden yellow blooms from late winter to spring. It has fine leaves arranged in groups of three, and the overall effect is of a very delicate plant when not in flower. Most common in Sydney sandstone country to the Blue Mountains, in open forest, so is best in dappled shade to sunny spots, in well drained sandy soil types.

Propagation is by seed which is collected in summer. It needs to be treated with boiling water to break the dormancy.

Scientific Name:Gompholobium grandiflorum
Common Name:Glory Pea
Other Common Names:Wedge Pea
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost


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




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.