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Vicia villosa

Fodder vetch

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Features

  • Height1.5m to 1.8m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, purple,, pale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Vicia villosa (Fodder vetch). This is a variable species found on bare or waste ground.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Other common names

Vetch

Origin

C. and S. Europe. W. Asia and N. Africa

Interest and use

Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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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