Chorizema varium – Flame Pea

The amazing fluorescent flower colours of pink and orange are undoubtedly this plant’s main attraction. It grows into a small spreading subshrub that will light up a corner of your garden as a feature plant or also as a stunning pot plant. Tip prune it while it is young and you will be richly rewarded by a compact plant smothered in flowers.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Chorizema varium
Common Name : Flame Pea
Height : 0.3
Flower Color : Pink, Orange, Gold
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects