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Products > Hardenbergia violacea 'Happy Wanderer'
 
Hardenbergia violacea 'Happy Wanderer' - Purple Vine Lilac
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Fabaceae = Pea Family
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Mauve
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [Hardenbergia monophylla]
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Hardenbergia violacea 'Happy Wanderer' (Purple Vine Lilac) - An evergreen vine that climbs by twining stems to 12-16 feet. Simple, oblong (2-4 inches) leaves clothe these stems. Pinkish-purple flowers with a chartreuse spot in center cascade like small Wisteria blossoms in the winter to early spring. Plant in sun or light shade in hot inland areas. Tolerates and even prefers heavy soil so long as it drains well. Requires little water once established. Hardy to around 23 F and short duration dips to slightly lower expect severe damage if temperatures drop below 20 F. Responds well to pruning and hard pruning can reinvigorate older plants. Other common names for Purple Vine Lilac are Australian Sarsparilla and False Sarsaparilla. The name Hardenbergia honors Franziska Countess von Hardenberg, a 19th century Austrian patron of botany.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Hardenbergia 'Happy Wanderer' .
 
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