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False Sarsaparilla, Coral Pea

Family: FABACEAE

Genus: Hardenbergia

Species: violacea

A range of plants, mostly selected for the colour of their winter to spring flowers. Most are twining climbers with single, large, green leaves and massed small pea flowers.

Available cultivars include 'Alba' (white flowers), 'Bushy Blue' (low shrub, blue flowers), 'Candy Wrapper' (pinky purple flowers),' Edna Walling Snow White' (compact growth, white flowers), 'Free ‘n' Easy' (vigorous climber, pink buds, whitish flowers), 'Happy Wanderer' (vigorous climber, blue flowers), 'Meema' (dense and shrubby with massed blue flowers), 'Pink Spray' (pinky-purple flowers, shrubby growth), 'Purple Spray' (climber, purple flowers), 'Mini Haha '(compact shrub, blue flowers), 'Sweetheart', 'Walkabout' (rich purple flowers) ,'Whiteout' (white flowers) and 'Winter White' (bushy, white flowers).

Pronunciation: Har-den-burge-ee-ah

Origin

Australian Native

Garden type

Coastal, Cottage, Native

Size

H: 500cm W: 500cm

Planting information

Part ShadeSun

Flowering season

spring, winter

Availability

Readily available

Flower colour


Pink

Purple

White

Blue

Water rating

Little maintenanceLittle maintenanceLittle maintenance