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Products > Pultenea pedunculata 'Grampians Gold'
Pultenea pedunculata 'Grampians Gold' - Gold Matted Pea

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Fabaceae = Pea Family
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Gold
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: Prostrate
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Pultenea pedunculata ‘Grampians Gold’ (Gold Matted Pea) Evergreen mat forming groundcover that spreads flat to 4 feet wide with small narrow-elliptic leaves with a recurved point at the tip – the stems and the leaves are sparsely covered with white hairs. The golden small golden-yellow pea flowers appear in mass in spring to early summer. This plant prefers well-drained soil and full coastal sun but likely would appreciate some light shade inland. Hardy to the mid 20’s°F and drought tolerant once established. Makes a very attractive ground cover or can be used in containers and hanging baskets. Pultenea pedunculata occurs naturally in dry sclerophyll forests, on a variety of soils in the Sydney region, on the South Coast, the Southern Tablelands, Victoria, South Australia and into Tasmania. The name Pultenaea honors English botanist Richard Pulteney (1730 – 1801) and the specific epithet means that the flower is on a stalk, also called a peduncle. The Grampians Gold selection comes from University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum (UCSC 79.42) and is a 2011 UCSC Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction. 

This information about Pultenea pedunculata 'Grampians Gold' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.