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Sweetpea Bush

Podalyria calyptrata

Also known as

Large Pink Keurtjie, Water Blossom-Pea

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3.5m

Max

2m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Sweetpea Bush

Podalyria calyptrata
Bush in flower
Buds with caps
Seeds
Podalyria sericea

Sweetpea Bush Overview

There are few shrubs to beat Podalyria calyptrata , with its attractive, glossy, silvery foliage and masses of sweet-scented mauve-pink sweetpea-like flowers in spring, and it is easy to grow. It's also an excellent plant for the gardener wanting to attract bees, butterflies and birds to the garden.

Common problems with Sweetpea Bush

How to propagate Sweetpea Bush

Seed

Seed in spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Special features of Sweetpea Bush

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Sweetpea Bush

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

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