Hardenbergia Violacea "Happy Wanderer" Seeds
* not available to WA or International buyers.
Hardenbergia violacea syn. H. monophylla is a species of flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae, native to Australia from Queensland to Tasmania. It is known in Australia by the common names false sarsaparilla, purple coral pea, happy wanderer, native lilac and waraburra (which comes from the Kattang language). Elsewhere it is also called vine lilac or lilac vine.
It is a vigorous evergreen climber growing to 6 m (20 ft) or more, 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.
- violacea is a widespread species found in many habitats. It is also widely grown as a hardy garden plant, with many cultivarsnow available. In the UK it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit
- violacea regrows from its roots after fire. The roots were experimented with by early European settlers as a substitute for sarsaparilla. It can be propagated from seed after pre-treatment (e.g. scarification), when around 21°C. The seeds are naturally dispersed by ants.
Information retrieved from wikipedia
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.
To grow: The seeds will easily germinate after scarification of the seed coat by chipping and sowing at an optimum temperature of 20 degrees . Seeds can be placed in hot water then cooled down as a pre-treatment, though boiling water should be avoided with this species.
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