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Hardenbergia violacea 'Happy Wanderer'

Common Name:
Lilac vine
Plant Type:
Evergreen vine
Fabaceae (The Pea Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
10 feet+
Landscape/Garden Uses:
walls and fences
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
This outstanding selection was introduced to California gardeners by the U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum. In somewhat the manner of star jasmine, it can be a low but widely spreading shrub if free standing but will twine several feet up with support. It has reddish stems and broad, pointed, undivided leaves, bronzy in new growth. Large spikes of deep violet blossoms are clustered along the stems from fall to early spring. Sun or light shade, well drained soil, moderate watering. Hardy to 20 degrees F. or less.