A beautiful and versatile plant that can be used as a tidy climber, small shrub, for low hedging and containers. It flowers spring through summer with lovely sprays of bright purple pea flowers which contrast nicely with the dark green foliage. It grows to a couple of metres high and a metre wide, and it will twine around supports if needed. A very easy care plant, it grows in full sun to part shade, does well in light clay to sandy soils. Low frost tolerance. It can be pruned back by a third to rejuvenate the plant. It will fix nitrogen from the air, so is good for the soil.
|Scientific Name:||Hardenbergia violaceae|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Climber|
|Height:||1 ~ 2.5 metre|
|Width:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Special Features:||Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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