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Hippocrepis comosa ‘E. R. Janes’

Horseshoe vetch

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hippocrepis comosa ‘E. R. Janes’ (Horseshoe vetch). This vigorous, woody-based perennial has small spikes of pea-like, yellow flowers with rooting stems borne from late spring to late summer. Leaves are divided into oval leaflets.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Found in grassland.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • Soil pH9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

You will need to grow in poor well-drained soils with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring or the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be invasive.

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