Kennedia coccinea – Coral Vine

A vigorous twining vine that can be used as a climber or groundcover, with brightly coloured flowers in spring, in colours of pink, orange, and yellow-green. Prefers a well drained soil, sun to light shade. Can take light frost, heavier frost will damage the foliage, but the plant will put out fresh growth in spring. Can be used as an eye catching container plant, where the growth can spill over the sides.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Kennedia coccinea
Common Name:Coral Vine
Plant Type:Ground cover, Climber
Height:0.3 ~ 4 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Pink, Green, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife: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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. 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

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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