Kennedia beckxiana – Cape Arid Climber

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
Plant Type: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
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants