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Crotalaria juncea

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Features

  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow marked red

Description

Crotalaria juncea. An upright branched annual from India. Bears terminal racemes of bright yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

India

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 5C and will require full light with well drained soil. For a more compact habit, cut back old stems by half after flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and whitefly may be troublesome.

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