Kennedia prostrata, commonly known as Running Postman, is a sprawling ground cover that produces striking scarlet-red pea-shaped flowers from late winter through spring. The leaves are dark green and glossy, and the plant has a woody stem that can climb over low shrubs and rocks. It can spread up to 2 metres in diameter and is perfect for planting in rock gardens, as a border plant, or as a ground cover in large areas. It’s a tough, drought-tolerant plant that prefers full sun to part shade and well-draining soil. Once established, it requires minimal watering and maintenance.
Width: Up to 2 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade.
Flowers: Produces red or orange pea-shaped flowers that appear in spring and summer.
Uses: Kennedia prostrata is often used as a ground cover due to its low-growing and spreading habit. It is also attractive to bees and other pollinators, making it a popular choice for gardens and landscapes. Kennedy prostrata is known to be hardy and adaptable to a range of soil types and climates.