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Coronilla valentina var. glauca

Scorpion vetch

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.5m to 1.25m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Coronilla valentina var. glauca (Scorpion vetch). This plant bears blue-green leaves with 5 or 7 leaflets. From mid-spring to early summer, clusters of fragrant, pea-like, bright yellow flowers appear.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Vetch

Origin

Portugal & Spain

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy. In cold areas grow the frost hardy species against a south or west facing wall. They will require full sun and a light well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

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