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Hardenbergia monophylla

Australian lilac

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to June
  • Height1.3m to 2m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Hardenbergia monophylla (Australian lilac). This species is an evergreen climber. The leaves are ovate to lance-shaped and rich green. The flowers will consist of purple racemes from late winter to early summer.

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
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors you will need to grow in moderately fertile well-drained moist soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring after soaking for 24hours. Root the cuttings in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites and aphids.

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