Hardenbergia Violacea "Happy Wanderer" Seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 21-25C
Position: Light Shade to Full Sun; Well Drained.
Preparation: Fill a small bowl with water from your tap, as hot as your tap will allow (not boiling), add a small amount of tea or coffee to the water to make a weak solution. Place seeds in the solution, then allow the seeds to stay in the solution for 24 hrs.
Sowing: 2mm deep. Cover very lightly with soil.
Care: Keep moist but not wet.
Sprouting: 6-25 days.
Native to Australia from Queensland to Tasmania. Known in Australia by the common names false sarsaparilla, purple coral pea, happy wanderer, native lilac and Waraburra (which comes from the Kattang language). A vigorous evergreen climber to 6 m, sometimes growing as a subshrub. It has typical pea-like flowers which are usually violet but can be white, pink or other colours. The leaves are dark green, "hard" and leathery, with prominent venation. The seeds are naturally dispersed by ants. Regrows from its roots after fire. The roots were experimented with by early European settlers as a substitute for sarsaparilla. The flowers of the Hardenbergia Violacea are edible and the leaves can reportedly be used to make a tea that tastes similar to green tea with a sweet after-taste.
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****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.