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Hardenbergia sp. , Coral Pea

Hardenbergia sp.

Coral Pea
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 9-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Coral Pea flowers with small yellow centre and borne in raceme, sometimes very numerous and conspicuous. The leaves are dark, glossy green with prominent veins and are 3" to 4" in length. It is adaptable to most soils and aspects although sunnier positions will usually result in better flowering. Given the wide range of the species, however, forms from drier areas may not be vigorous in tropical areas, and vice versa. Where possible, it is best to select forms from similar climatic zones to the area where they are to be cultivated. Propagation is easy from seed following pre-treatment to break the physical dormancy provided by the impervious seed coat. Pre-treatment can be carried out by abrasion or by the use of boiling water.

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