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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 about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Tremandra stelligera 'Karri Violet'.