Hardenbergia violacea (scrambling climber form). purple coral pea

Family Fabaceae
Description The species is very variable in morphology, from wiry scrambling climber to upright and shrubby. The climbing form supplied by Diversity Native Seeds is typical of the climbing forms most common in shrubby habitats such as dry sclerophyll forest and heath.
Flowering Time Late winter-early spring
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Vegetation Communities Dry sclerophyll forest and heath.
Soil Types Generally found in low nutrient soils such as sands and shales.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Heavily grazed by macropods when within reach. Small birds commonly use the thick mass of stems provided by mature plants as secure nesting sites.
Amenity / Ornamental Values A very attractive plant in flower. A widely grown and popular species.
Other Values Extremely useful for revegetation of eroded sites, quarries and mines with rocky, skeletal substrates. Used widely in roadside revegetation and succeeds on steep road cuttings. Potential value as stock fodder in mixed grazing systems.
Water Deficit high although in its habitat tends to be killed by extreme drought, with new plants germinating after fire or rains
Compaction low
Waterlogging low
Shade average
Minimum Temperature -5 degrees
Average no. Seeds per Gram 30
Viability Period long
Dormancy physical- hard seed coat
Treatment scarification or boiling water 90 degrees 1 minute
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 3-20
Direct Seeding