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Kennedia prostrata|Running Postman

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Description
Open to dense trailing or matting shrub, young growth hairy.
Size (W x H)
Prostrate x 1-2.5m
Leaves
Leaves divided into 3 crinkly, roundish blue-green leaflets 6-35mm x 6-35mm, hairy below, tips often notched. Heart-shaped stipules at base of leaves.
Flowers
1-2 pea flowers on long stalks, along branches. Downy pods to 50mm long.
Flower colour
Scarlet
Flower time
April to December
Growing conditions
Well drained soils in open grassy areas of drier forests and woodlands. Tolerates light frosts. Full sun to semi shade.
Commonly used for
Attractive ground cover with well displayed flowers. Useful on embankments, in hanging baskets or trailing over large planters. Pruning is beneficial. Tolerates dry soils once established.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
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Acknowledgement
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory