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Hardenbergia comptoniana

Western Australian coral pea

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPurple blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hardenbergia comptoniana (Western Australian coral pea). This species is very decorative. The flowers are small and are soft purple or lilac pink. There is also a white variety. They will bloom in the spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Sub-shrub or Vine

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their curtains of leaves and racemes of pea-like flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Stem-cuttings in late summer or autumn or by seed (soaked before sowing) in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch for scale insects.

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