Hardenbergia Sea of Purple

Category: Hardenbergia
PBR: Rambosea
 
Also known as known as False Sarsparilla, Native Lilac or Purple Coral Pea. A vigorous, dense growing ground cover with excellent weed suppression and erosion control. Smothered in dark purple flowers in late winter/early spring, creating a sea of purple.
Brand Australia's Wonders
Species Hardenbergia violacea
Height 30cm
Width 3m+
Flower Colour Purple
Flowering Period Winter, 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.
Tolerances Salt Tolerant (Coastal), Drought Tolerant, Light Frost Tolerant
Position Full Sun
Uses Climbing, Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket, Landscape, Native, Pots & Tubs, Retaining Walls
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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