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Vicia sepium

Bush vetch

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPale blue purple pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Vicia sepium (Bush vetch). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe. The 2-6 flowers are grouped together and are dull blue, indico or violet in colour.

Characteristics

Perennial, Climber

Other common names

Vetch

Origin

Britain & Northern Europe.

Interest and use

Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

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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