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Coral pea

Hardenbergia spp.

Hardenbergia comptoniana (8692913244) by Kevin Thiele (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Coral pea Overview

A small genus containing three species of evergreen climbers in the Fabaceae (Fabaceae) family of legumes, peas and beans, native to Australia. H. violacea (vine lilac) and H. comptoniana (coral pea) are popular garden or glasshouse ornamentals, with trifoliate leaves and sprays of attractive pea-like flowers in Spring usually in shades of lilac and pink.

Common problems with Coral pea

How to propagate Coral pea

Seed

Seed (soaked before sowing) in spring.

Other uses of Coral pea

Grown for their curtains of leaves and racemes of pea-like flowers.

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