Many South Australians might recognise this plant as the State's floral emblem, Swainsona formosa or Sturt's Desert Pea. It thrives over much of outback Australia in arid, hot conditions. My task will be to keep it alive. Apparently they like a coarse, sandy, well-drained soil, lots of sun and they tend to suffer Fusarium wilt if watered from above. Conversely they also like a lot of fertiliser (slow release). So this will be a challenge!