A picture of a Black Coral Pea

Black Coral Pea

Kennedia nigricans

Also known as

Tiger Snake Vine, Black Bean, Black coral pea

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1m

1.5m

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Black Coral Pea Overview

This species is a robust but frost-tender climber; it can quickly cover an area of up to 6m in diameter. It will produce dark green leaves which are divided into 3 leaflets. The flowers are black, yellow and pea-shaped and will bloom in mid spring and mid summer.

Common problems with Black Coral Pea

How to propagate Black Coral Pea

Seed

Seed in spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Special features of Black Coral Pea

Ground cover

Other uses of Black Coral Pea

Grown for their pea-like flowers.