A spectacular yet tough and easy care ground covering plant, Sea of Purple is well named when in flower. It blooms from spring through summer, and the plant fixes nitrogen from the air, which is good for the soil. It grows low to around 3 metres wide, and the dense habit smothers weeds once established, making it good for home gardens and larger landscapes. Also great for kids playgrounds. Low frost tolerance, drought tolerant, suits light clay to sandy soils, sun to part shade.
|Scientific Name:||Hardenbergia violacea|
|Cultivar:||Sea of Purple|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Not frost tolerant|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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