A prostrate or twining shrub with red pea flowers, this plant makes a great ground cover or a restrained climber. Flowers from winter to summer. It has a spread of around a metre and a half, and has leathery green leaves. Likes a moist but well drained soil in sun or half shade. Can be used for banks, hanging baskets, to spill over retaining walls, as well as on a trellis or fence. Best in temperate and subtropical areas.
|Scientific Name:||Kennedia prostrata|
|Common Name:||Running Postman|
|Other Common Names:||Scarlet Runner|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Climber|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
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