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Hardenbergia 'Aspiration'

Hardenbergia violacea 'Aspiration'

Originally registered as Hardenbergia violacea 'Austraflora Inspiration'

ORIGIN: Hardenbergia 'Inspiration' is a form of Hardenbergia violacea forma rosea which itself is is a colour variant of the normal violet flowered Hardenbergia violacea. Other forms of similiar colours are in more open racemes and are less floriferous. It was selected in about 1975 by Molyneux Nurseries Pty. Ltd., Montrose, Victoria. Cultivar received by the Authority on 10th November, 1978. Applicant is Molyneux Nurseries Pty. Ltd., Belfast Road, Montrose,Victoria.

DESCRIPTION: It is a scrambling creeper attaining a spread of about 5m across and with support will climb to a height of about 2m. The leaves are dark green, about 55mm wide at the base, and taper to a rounded point. Veining on the upper surface is very distinct. The pink pea-shaped flowers are produced in compact and numerous racemes arising from the leaf axils and held vertically above the foliage. Individual flowers are about 10mm long and about 10mm wide.

DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from other known forms of the species in its very compact and numerous racemes with musk pink flowers. These racemes are held vertically. The species usually has violet flowers. This cultivar will most commonly be known as H. violacea 'Austraflora Aspiration'.

COLOUR CODING: R.H.S. Colour Chart, 1966.

Whole flower: purple 76A.