Kennedia nigricans

Scientific name: Kennedia nigricans

Common name: Kennedia nigricans

Aliases: Black Coral Pea

Date planted



Attribute Range
Edible No
Habit Vine
Kind Plant
Native Yes
Sun tolerance Full sun, Part shade


Descriptions Images
Not quite open - no yellow
Just open
Flowers - black and yellow!
Leaf, about 7 years old.
Length: 18 cm (7 in)

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ยป A vigorous climber with twining stems carrying striking pea-flowers from Winter to Summer. The violet-purple or black flowers have a greenish-yellow blotch. A hardy climber suitable for screening large areas. Not recommended for small areas or weak supporting frames. Useful groundcover for embankments. Attracts nectar feeding birds. Best grown in a sunny to partly shaded position in well-drained soil. Tolerates periods of drought, light frost and poor soils. Prune after flowering to maintain compact growth. Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into the hole so the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in well even if the soil is moist. Good for coastal conditions. Supplier: Kuranga Native Nursery.


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