Thursday, July 23, 2009

Black Coral Pea, Kennedia nigricans

Kennedia nigricans
 Black Coral Pea
Endemic to the coastal districts of South Western Australia between Cape Riche and Hopetoun, this climber is a rampant quick growing plant which flowers from June to November.The unusual flowers are 30mm long and are black with a prominent yellow blotch. Because of their dark colour they remain somewhat hidden amongst the large 3 lobed leaves, but still manage to attract lots of nectar feeding birds.It is an ideal climber to use as a fence cover or even as a ground cover in semi-shaded sites or under Eucalyptus trees.It will tolerate light to moderate frosts.
2017 update: I occasionally have plants available for sale.

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