Hardenbergia violacea 'Native Sarsaparilla or Native Wisteria' Seeds

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Hardenbergia violacea 'Native Sarsaparilla or Native Wisteria' - 5x Seeds

Climbing form, Also known as 'Purple Coral Pea'

A twining shrub, vine or climber with a slender woody branching stem. Purple pea-shaped flowers occur in heavy pendant clusters come spring and summer.

An attractive climbing plant whose branches twist around supports to climb. Easy to train to your desired shape and can handle hard pruning.

Dark, glossy green leaves  75-100 mm in length. 
It is moderately vigorous but rarely causes damage.

Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought resistant but frost tender.

Seed Starting Method

Hardenbergia seeds come in a range of sizes from very tiny to a few millimeters. As a general rule Hardenbergia seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Hardenbergia seeds will germinate easily, however, they do have a hard outer coating, germination will normally not occur until the seed is  pre-treated with boiling water first.

Place the seed in a container and cover with boiled water and allow to soak overnight.

The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen yet until you're satisfied that the pre-treatment has worked.

Sowing Depth

See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 20-45 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 1-3m high 
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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