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Astragalus alpinus

Alpine milk vetch

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVery pale purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Astragalus alpinus (Alpine milk vetch). This species is a perennial herb, with green leaves that are arranged pinnately. The flowers are produced in pale-purple spikes or racemes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

N. Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Found on mountain rocks and grassland.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to plant in moist well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate the annuals from seeds and the perennials from seeds or cuttings.

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