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Hardenbergia violacea

Australian sarsparilla

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to June
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourWhite pink purple
  • Leaf ColourRich green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hardenbergia violacea (Australian sarsparilla). This species can be used as groundcover for scrambling over banks or as a climber when given support, This is a beautiful twining plant which will withstand dry conditions and some frost. They will produce spray of purple pea-shaped flowers which are borne in the spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Climber

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)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • 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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