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(Plant heights are given at maturity)

Also known as Crown Vetch, Coronilla is a hardy perennial plant native to the Mediterranean area, Asia, and the Canary Islands. They belong to the Pea family, Leguminosae. They plants have deeply cut leaves and bear clusters of clover-like blooms and make excellent ground covers and do best in sandy loam. They serve as low borders or covers for hillsides.

Propagation is done by digging and separating existing plants or by sowing seeds. Seeds should be sown in pots, trays or a bed prepared with a soiless seed starting medium (1 part sphagnum peat moss to 1 part sand is fine). Sow the seed and cover lightly. Maintain temperature at about 70F and keep the medium moist, but not soggy. When seedlings reach 2 inches in height, transplant to larger containers or, if outdoor temperatures remain above 55F, you may set the transplants in an outdoor prepared area.

Coronilla varia Crown Vetch  Crown Vetch - Coronilla varia - Spreading ground cover with pink blooms. Full or partial sun Height: 12 inches Hardy to -40F (-40C)
#5744   Packet   $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds


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