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Purple Coral Pea
Scientific Name: Hardenbergia violacea (Schneev.) Stearn
Synonym: Hardenbergia monophylla, Kennedya monophylla, Kennedya ovata
Family: Fabaceae
Purple Coral Pea (Hardenbergia violacea)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 24F (-5C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrubby vine, up to 10 feet tall, 5 feet wide (1.5 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, good drainage, don not overwater

Propagation: Seeds, tip cuttings in spring, semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

The Coral Pea is a twining climber. Its leaves are 2 to 4 inches long (5 to 10 cm)
Hardenbergia violacea 'Pink'

Cultural Practices:
May be pruned hard.

Blooming Habits:
Although 'violacea' means violet, pink (picture 2) and even white flowers exist.

Scarify the seeds, or soak them in water for 24 hours. Germinate at 70F (21C).

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