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Ononis arvensis

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPinkish blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ononis arvensis. This is a medium hairy wild flowering undershrub with oval, blunt notched medium green leaves. Paired flowers are spikes of pinkish blue from July to September.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Shrub

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.

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Needs

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

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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