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Swainsona formosa

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Swainsona formosa Sturts Desert Pea, Flinders Flam,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Prostrate, Spreading

Description:
Low-growing spreading native shrub with attractive grey-green foliage and unique red pea-like flowers with black markings. Ideal for growing in arid areas. This plant can be difficult to grow out of its natural habitat, for best results try planting into a container.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Cut Flower, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Liquid feed, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Fabaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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