Hardenbergia sp. (Coral Pea) is a beautiful, evergreen, ground-hugging, twining and trailing, vine native to Australia. It is grown USDA Zone 9-10 and prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soil. It typically grows to 10 ft high and is great for beds and borders, and containers. It thrives in semi-shade but should be protected from strong and cold wind.
The flowers of the Coral Pea vary in colors from white to off-white and blue to lavender and purple and are borne in racemes. The bright yellow centers make the flower stands out. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The glossy, dark green foliage adds to its ornamental value.
For best results, it is recommended to growHardenbergia sp. in an area that gets plenty of sunlight and to keep the soil moist throughout the growing season. A light application of fertilizer to the soil should be applied twice a year.
In colder regions, the Coral Pea should be grown in containers and protected from frost during the winter months. The containers should have plenty of drainage, and the soil should be kept moist but not soggy. The containers should also be protected from harsh winds and should be moved indoors during the coldest months.