Hardenbergia violacea is a hardy, twining, evergreen climber, which has dark green, leathery leaves and produces an impressive display of dark purple, pea-like flowers. A striking Australian native plant that is more commonly known as "False Sarsaparilla" or "Purple Coral Pea". Flowering best when grown in full sun, it will also grow successfully and flower in a semi-shaded position. It prefers well drained soil and will tolerate a light frost. Light pruning just after flowering will create a nice compact growth.
The natural distribution of this species is represented in the map below. Hence, it is well suited to growing in cultivation along the east coast of Australia. Suitable for use as ground cover on embankments, or trained along fencing or other structures. It is also compatible for planting with other non-woody-stemmed climbers, e.g Pandorea jasminoides.
- Australian native climber
- Dark purple flower
- Blooms July to October
- Full sun
- Part shade
- Well drained soil
- Protect from frost when young
- Tolerant of dry conditions once established
- Use native-friendly fertiliser only
- Maintain light covering of fine-grade mulch
How far apart should I space my plants ?
Best planted at 1m apart.
Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.
We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door.