Kennedia prostrata
Running Postman

Uses: Ornamental creeper in amongst mixed natives on slight slopes and embankments. Suitable for open landscapes, parks and reserves.
Requires well-drained soils. Can die back to woody rootstock and reshoot when times are favourable.
Attracts native butterflies, caterpillar food source.
Note: Fire retardant plant as per SA Country Fire Service, contact for further information.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:FR: Flinders Rangers  
:EA: Eastern   
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:NL: Northern Lofty
:MU: Murray
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0-0.1m
  • Spread 1-4m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Botanical Name Kennedia prostrata
  • Common Name Running Postman
  • Origin SA, Vic, NSW, WA, Tas
  • Habit Prostrate, Creeping
  • Landscape Coastal cliffs, Coastal footslopes, Footslopes, Hills, Plains, 2nd line coast
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Fire, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Red
  • Flowering Time Summer, Winter
  • Flower Type Pea
  • Purpose Ornamental
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Groundcover
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region