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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
vine lilac Australian lilac
Australian sarsparilla coral pea false sarsparilla
Hardenbergia are evergreen twining perennials with leaves usually composed of 3 ovate leaflets, and profuse racemes or panicles of small, pea-like flowers
H. violacea is an evergreen climber with twining stems to 2m and ovate leaves to 12cm in length. Purple, or occasionally pink or white, flowers to 10mm across are borne in pendent racemes from late winter
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Can be grown outdoors in moist, fertile acidic soil. under glass or in containers grow in a mix of equal parts loam-based potting compost, sharp sand and leaf mould in full light with shade from hot sun. Provide medium to low humidity and when in growth water moderately whilst applying a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist in winter and provide support
Propagate by seed at 20 °C in spring and soak for 24 hours to aid germination. Take softwood cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 11, after flowering.
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly may be a problem when grown under glass and slugs can also cause damage
Generally disease free
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