Hardenbergia : Greenhouse Plants
C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)
Australia and Tasmania
Hardenbergia violacea is a pretty little shrub which in its native habitat would sprawl over mountainsides or scramble up trees. In the greenhouse it needs some support to look well. Little pea-shaped flowers appear from April to June. These are a pinky-purple but there is a white form. It goes under the common name of Sarsaparilla or Australian Lilac. Plants tend to get a little unshapely in which case pruning can be carried out after flowering whencan also be taken. It is prone to attack from red spider mite. Seed should be sown in spring after being soaked for 24 hours and take up to three weeks to germinate.