Lilac vine

Hardenbergia violacea


The Lilac vine from Australia grows into a shrubby vine with woody and twining stems to 10-15 ft. long. Deep green leaves are long and lance-like in shape; showy clusters of intense purple pea-shaped flowers occur in late winter to early spring.

The Lilac vine is a popular flowering evergreen vine choice for Inland Empire gardens and landscape plantings. Its firm, leathery foliage makes it well suited to warm and dry conditions during summer; regular spring moisture sustain abundant flowering. This vine is good on fences, trellises, and for rambling over banks and slopes.

Plant Type: Vine
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Trailing, Sprawling, Mounding, Climbing
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Dark green
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Season: Winter, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay, Acidic soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Frost, All day sun
Function: Slopes, Screening, Residential spaces, Parks and open space, Overhead structures, Mass planting, Grouped, Flowering accent plant, Espalier, Commercial spaces, Banks, Background plant
Height: 10 ft. – 15 ft.
Width: 10 ft. – 15 ft.