Kennedia nigricans is a vigorous Western Australian climbing plant with unusual black and yellow flowers and handsome dark green foliage. Use it as a feature climber on fences and other structures or as a ground cover. Give it a trim after it flowers if you feel it is needed to tidy up the plant. It is moderately frost tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Kennedia nigricans|
|Common Name:||Black Coral Pea|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 10 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 10 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Black|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
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