(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
The Common Hovea is native to West Australia south-west of a line from Geraldton to Esperence where it prefers light to medium soils in a protected semi-shaded position. It is frost and drought resistant.
An evergreen shrub growing to 1 metre with an equal spread; the stem is trailing with spreading branches; the leaves are broad, blunt, prominently veined and 7.5cm long; the flowers are pea-shaped, royal purple though white flowering forms are known, large, occurring in clusters of 2 or 3 and appearing in winter or early spring.
Propagation by seed is not difficult.
Offered is a packet of 10 seeds complete with propagation notes.
All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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