This little known Western Australian climber has stunning red and green pea-shaped flowers and handsome green broad leaves. Use it to hide fences and other structures as a climbing plant or without support to climb on, it can be used as a prostrate ground cover. Give it a trim after flowering if you feel it needs to be tidied up, otherwise it is very low maintenance.
|Scientific Name:||Kennedia beckxiana|
|Common Name:||Cape Arid Climber|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 10 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 10 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Green|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
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