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Vicia narbonensis

French vetch

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Features

  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, purple,, pale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Vicia narbonensis (French vetch). This is an annual species with broad leaflets, dark purple flowers and black pods, often found in woods growing wild in Britain.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Vetch

Origin

S. Europe. W. Asia. N. Africa

Interest and use

Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in ordinary garden soil. They will self-seed freely and can become a nuisance, You can propagate from seeds, or perennial species by division in the autumn.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds, or perennial species by division in the autumn.

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