Hardenbergia violaceae ‘Purple Spray’ Hardenbergia

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.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Hardenbergia violaceae
Cultivar:Purple Spray
Common Name:Hardenbergia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Climber
Height:1 ~ 2.5 metre
Width:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Mildly acid, Neutral
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. 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

 


 

 

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