Kennedia nigricans – Black Coral Pea


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Kennedia nigricans is a vigorous Western Australian climbing plant with unusual black and yellow flowers and handsome dark green foliage. Use it as a feature climber on fences and other structures or as a ground cover. Give it a trim after it flowers if you feel it is needed to tidy up the plant. It is moderately frost tolerant.


Family: Fabaceae
Scientific Name: Kennedia nigricans
Common Name: Black Coral Pea
Plant Type: Climber
Height: 0.2 ~ 10 metres
Width: 1 ~ 10 metre
Flower Colour: Yellow, Black
Flowering Time: Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type: Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment: Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone: Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light: Sunny
Growth Habit: Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture: Well-drained
Propagation Method: Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance: Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage: Groundcover, Screen
Special Uses: Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly

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140mm, 200mm – In store purchase only, Tube Stock