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Ononis Genus

Rest harrow

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Description

Ononis genus (Rest harrow). These are summer-flowering annuals, perennials and deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs and sub-shrubs. They are grown for their pea-like flowers. They are fully hardy and will need a sunny position in well drained soil. You can propagate by seeds in the autumn or spring.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Shrubs

Origin

E. Mediterranean, N.Africa to Iran

Interest and use

Grown for their pea-like flowers. It is good for rock gardens, walls and banks.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring, shrubs also by softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider may be problematic under glass.

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