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Products > Tremandra stelligera 'Karri Violet'
 
Tremandra stelligera 'Karri Violet' - Karri Creeper

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Tremandraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Tremandra stelligera 'Karri Violet' (Karri Creeper) - A low, spreading evergreen perennial groundcover from the Karri forest understory in southwestern Western Australia. The Karri or Eucalyptus diversicolor, is the tallest flowering plant in the world!. 300 feet below these magnificiant trees grows a dimmunitive groundcover to only 6 inches tall by 3 feet or more across with twining reddish stems clothed with paired fuzzy ovate green leaves and glowing purple flowers with reddish sepals that hang down along the stems. The flowers have translucent "windows" at the base of each petal and dark centers. Blooms late winter to early summer. Plant in a well-drained soil in semi-shade and irrigate regularly. Good container plant. Hardiness not known but should prove hardy to 20-25 F. We grew this plant from 2004 to 2008.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Tremandra stelligera 'Karri Violet'.