Is Happy Wanderer invasive?
It does in fact wander around, however it is not invasive and it is a plant that can be pruned heavily if required. Found along the coastal ranges from Queensland and New South Wales through to Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia Hardenbergia is widespread.
Is Hardenbergia an Australian native?
It’s a wonderful Australian native plant also known as False Sarsaparilla, or Purple Coral Pea. The Hardenbergia genus is a member of the pea flower subfamily of the legume family and was named after Franziska Countess von Hardenberg. There are three species in Australia, growing in areas from Queensland to Tasmania.
How do you grow Hardenbergia Happy Wanderer?
Plant in sun or light shade in hot inland areas. Tolerates and even prefers heavy soil so long as it drains well. Requires little water once established. Hardy to around 23° F and short duration dips to slightly lower – expect severe damage if temperatures drop below 20 F.
Can you grow Happy Wanderer from a cutting?
Happy Wanderer is an evergreen vine that can be grown, nearly for free, from from tip or soft wood cuttings or seed. Place 6” to 8” cuttings with 2 to 3 leaf nodes per cutting in a 50/50 blend of vermiculite and perlite or start in water until roots appear.
Should Hardenbergia be pruned?
After they have finished flowering in spring, it is best to give them a prune to encourage compact and healthy growth. Pruning can also help to encourage better blooms in the next flowering season. After pruning, it is always a good idea to feed them with a native slow-release fertiliser.
Is Hardenbergia violacea fast growing?
These are fast growing, low maintenance, heavy flowering, shallow rooted plants with long trailing stems forming a dense mat, and unlike most other varieties of Hardenbergia, these can be used in a variety of positions in the garden as they do not climb.
What does Hardenbergia look like?
Hardenbergia has dark green leathery leaves which are long arrow shaped. In Winter through to Spring they produce a mass of dark purple, pale pink or white pea flowers depending on the variety. Hardenbergia requires a sunny or semi shaded position in the garden with free draining soil. They will tolerate light frosts.
How do you prune a Hardenbergia violacea?
Water regularly and allow the soil to dry between irrigations. Generally there is no need to prune growing coral pea vines except to corral their size. It is best to prune in April after the plant has bloomed and one-third to one-half of the plant may be removed, which will encourage compact growth and coverage.
Does Hardenbergia need a trellis?
If growing as a climbing plant, ensure that you provide a supporting structure, such as a trellis. Not suitable for cooler climates due to its low tolerance to frosts. Compact varieties are available.
Is Hardenbergia violacea native to Australia?
Hardenbergia violacea is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae and is endemic to Australia. It is known in Australia by the common names false sarsaparilla, purple coral pea and waraburra.
Can you cut back Hardenbergia?
Generally there is no need to prune growing coral pea vines except to corral their size. It is best to prune in April after the plant has bloomed and one-third to one-half of the plant may be removed, which will encourage compact growth and coverage.