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Lotus tetragonolobus

Asparagus pea

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Features

  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourRed shades

Description

Lotus tetragonolobus (Asparagus pea). A creeping annual from Southern Europe bearing elliptical to obovate leaves and red flowers

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Other common names

Winged pea, Trefoil

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers. Attract butterflies.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, also frost tender, they will prefer moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. You can propagate from cuttings in early summer or from seed in autumn or spring.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings in early summer or from seed in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs, aphids, red spider mites.

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