Kennedya : Greenhouse Plants
FF – frost free only / C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)
Australia and Tasmania
Theseare easily obtained by seed and are best grown up a pillar or support of some kind. Failing anything else I have found a length of string tied to a stake near the base of the plant and secured above a useful expedient. From a distance they look rather like red flowered runner beans. My favourite is Kennedya macrophylla which is very strong and free flowering in summer. K. rubicunda flowers a little earlier in late spring. Both these would be worth trying in a frost free house. Plants will respond well to being pruned hard back in order to regenerate old plants which tend to get very old and woody in the centre. A good precaution is to collect seed from the plants regularly.