Kennedia rubicunda, commonly known as the dusky coral pea, is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, endemic to Australia. It is a vigorous climber with stems up to 13 ft in length and has oval-shaped leaflets in threes. Dark red pea flowers are produced in racemes from late winter to spring and are followed by pods that are wide, rusty and hairy. This plant is noted for its vigour and can be used to cover embankments or structures. The species is adapted to a range of well-drained soils and adapts to positions with sun or partial shade. It is resistant to drought and has some frost tolerance.Thrives in poor clayish soil & sand dunes, but will look its best with some compost added. A good evergreen choice for a long ugly fence, or use it as a low maintenance hillside groundcover/soil stabilizer. Tolerates mild frosts, more severe frosts cause some damage, but it soon recovers. Tolerates salt spray!
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