ANTHYLLIS vulneraria

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ANTHYLLIS vulneraria

Kidney Vetch, Ladies’ Fingers
Select Item No. AO546

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006 - pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Papilionaceae
Origin: Europe, West Asia and North Africa, naturalized in North America: mountain meadows, meadows, roadsides, gravel pits, river banks.
Special Features: ANTHYLLIS vulneraria with its kidney shape flower in round and semi-round flowerheads, is growing along banks and roadsides, even close to mines. It is metallicolous. The bright yellow flowers attract bees and butterflys.
Historical: ANTHYLLIS vulneraria scientific name means ‘wound’, the plant has apparently been used for healing.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow-orange
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: imparipinnate, elliptic, glabrous, green
Height with Flowers: 15 - 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / beneficial plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.125 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
320
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
8 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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