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Hardenbergia MEEMA™

 

Hardenbergia violaceae ‘HB01.08’ Meema™ PP25,657

The first shrub-form Hardenbergia to be widely available in the US; the product of a decade-long breeding program.  Meema maintains a nice sub-shrub to shub habit with only minimal pruning and has loads of mauve flower clusters covering the plant in late winter.  In fact, the bloom period is proving to be longer than that of the species; an added bonus in the landscape and for retail sales! Breeder: Todd Layt, Ozbreed Pty. Ltd.


  • Sub-shrub growth habit (instead of vining)
  • Easily maintained as a shrub in the landscape but can be trained to climb
  • Flowers nearly twice as long as other Hardenbergia selections.

 

Life Cycle: Perennial
Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11
H x W (approx): Approx 4ft tall and 6ft wide, if left unpruned, but can easily be maintained as a smaller size.
Spacing: 4-6ft on center for hedge plantings
Bloom Time: Late winter
Flower: Large terminal bottlebrush inflorescences cover the plant, each approx. 4 to 6
inches long, consisting of numerous deep-red florets with long exserted stamens.
Foliage Color: Narrow elliptical leaves approx 4 in long & ever-green; emerald green with a leathery texture
Habit: Sub-shrub, “bushy” and dense
Containers?: Can be used in very large planters
Light Requirement: Full to filtered sun
Water Requirement: Drought tolerant once established
Maintenance Category: Low to moderate maintenance
Uses: Drought tolerant accent, flowering hedge
Maintenance Notes: Looks it best in full sun with regular irrigation. Requires pruning to
maintain a tight shrub habit.  Foliage becomes exhausted after flowering and may require pruning to rejuvenate growth.