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Crownvetch 8320

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A permanent perennial ground cover that's ideal for steep slopes and other problem areas. It never needs fertilizer or mowing and grows in almost any soil in full sun. The dense, lush foliage actually chokes out weeds once the plants become established. Plants grow to 45 cm (18") tall and produce pretty pink, occasionally white flowers early spring into mid-summer. Slow to germinate - the very nature of crownvetch is that the seed is slow and variable in its germination...often taking up to six months or more. For this reason, we sell it in combination with annual ryegrass which germinates quickly and acts as a nurse crop until the crownvetch can establish itself.

 

Sow small areas at a rate of 500g crownvetch and 500g annual ryegrass per 180 sq. m. (2000 sq. ft.).  Large areas should be sown at 22kg per hectare (20 lb per acre).

 

One crownvetch 'combo' contains one 250g package of crownvetch and one 500g package of annual ryegrass.

 

  • Crownvetch Combo $39.99
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Crownvetch performs well in most soil conditions and is especially valuable for restoration projects and hillsides that you just can't maintain. Broadcast seed in a criss-cross pattern for best seed distribution. Sow at a rate of 500g crownvetch and 500g annual ryegrass per 180 sq. M (2000 sq. ft.) Large areas should be sown at 22 kg/hectare (20 lbs/acre). Kit contains one package of 250g crownvetch and one package of 500g annual ryegrass.
High Summer
Perennial
Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer
Annual Rye 5-7 Crownvetch 14-180 or more
Full Sun
Bushy
Medium Tall (50 to 70 cm)
Winter Hardy
Prior Experience Beneficial
Introduced Species
Fabaceae
Securigera varia
Cover for hard to maintain areas.
Soil erosion control.
Soil rehabilitation.
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