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Care of the plant Hardenbergia violacea or Purple coral pea.

Care of the plant Hardenbergia violacea or Purple coral pea

The genus Hardenbergia, family Fabaceae, comprises 14 species of annual, perennial, and shrub plants native to Australia. Some species are: Hardenbergia violacea, Hardenbergia comptoniana, Hardenbergia alba, Hardenbergia bimaculata.

Common names: Purple coral pea, False sarsaparilla, Vine lilac, Native lilac. This species is native to Australia.

They are climbing plants with thin and twisted stems. They have evergreen leaves, ovate-lanceolate and dark green in color with well-marked nerves. The showy, small, butterfly-shaped flowers appear in terminal clusters and can be purple, pink or white. They bloom in winter and early spring.

They are used as climbing plants on terraces and small gardens and as upholstery on slopes.

Hardenbergia violacea needs full sun exposure and temperatures above 6ºC.

The soil must be well drained with coarse sand and contain manure or compost.

Water moderately all year round except in summer. In summer the substrate should be humid but never flooded.

Prune it to 2/3 its size in late winter.

They are quite resistant plants to pests and diseases.

They propagate in late summer by cuttings and by seeds sown in spring.

Images of the plant Hardenbergia violacea or Purple coral pea

Harderbergia violacea
Hardenbergia violacea
Harderbergia violacea
Harderbergia violacea
Harderbergia violacea
 

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