Hardenbergia Purple Spray

Category: Hardenbergia

PBR: Rambospray

Also known as known as False Sarsparilla, Native Lilac or Purple Coral Pea. An upright form of Hardenbergia with a manageable habit. Produces a spectacular spring floral show of intense, purple, pea-like flowers. on a hardy, evergreen plant.

Species Hardenbergia violacea
Height 1.2m
Width 1.5m
Flower Colour Purple
Flowering Period Summer, Spring
Maintenance All natives love free-draining soil however Hardenbergia will tolerate a wide range of soils from sandy to loam or even clay. Try Sea of Purple as either a stand-alone garden plant or plant it at 1m intervals along fences to great effect. Use Sea of Purple wherever you want to cover large areas quickly. Plant either in full sun or part shade position. Mulching recommended. Trim to shape after flowering if the plant needs tidying up.
Fertiliser Hardenbergia needs a low-phosphorus, native plant fertiliser. Some Aussie plants growing in poor soils have become good at taking up the small amounts of phosphorus in the soil. If you give them a big dose of phosphorus, you could kill the plant, hence use a native plant food.
Watering Will do best in moist soil however Sea of Purple will normally perform quite well on natural rainfall without any supplementary watering. Water in extended dry periods.
Pest & Diseases No major issues here. Over-watering may cause fungal problems, so use of a fungicide is helpful. Remove any badly affected stems and rake up dropped leaves and dispose of them. The ‘usual suspects’, aphids, bugs and caterpillars can affect the plant - if you see a problem, see your specialist plant retailer for advice on the right product.
Climate Zone 2, 3
Tolerances Salt Tolerant (Coastal), Drought Tolerant, Light Frost Tolerant
Position Full Sun
Uses Climbing, Garden, Landscape, Pots & Tubs, Shrub
PBR Information Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infingement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act, 1994.

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