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


Propagation Instructions
Black Coral Pea
1. Boil water and place in a bowl to soak the seed
2. Place coir tablet in a container with warm water.
3. Once the coir tablet has expanded, pour excess
water out of the container and transfer the coir
into the peat pot.
4. Place seeds in pot and cover lightly with the coir.
5. Keep in a sheltered position where it can receive
morning sun, gradually exposing to full sun.
6. Keep moist until germination.
7. Once seed is germinated, you can plant in next size
pot or plant in your garden.
8. Ensure pot is under soil level, push down gently
and water well.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Pot Size

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