An eye catching selection of this popular and hardy climber or groundcover plant. It flowers profusely in spring with trusses of bi-coloured pea flowers of purple and white. Also looks great in a container. Suits a wide range of soil types, sun to part shade, but the best flowering is in more sun. Regular pruning from when it is small will create a good habit, if left alone Hardenbergias can get top heavy. A good climber that doesn’t get too rampant, and can also be pruned to a shrubby habit if desired or to be a groundcover if there is nothing to climb. Tolerates only light frost.
|Scientific Name:||Hardenbergia violacea|
|Other Common Names:||False Sarsparilla|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Climber|
|Height:||2 ~ 3.5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Purple, Mauve|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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