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Crown Vetch in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Coronilla varia

 

Crown Vetch

Pretty pea like pinky white flowers from mid-summer to autumn that sprout from the low growing vine. It is an aggressive spreading plant, spreading by means of the roots, even a small piece of which grow into a plant! - so needs to be kept in check to avoid it taking over your garden and crowding out other plants.

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plant Features
  • Crown Vetch likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Crown Vetch likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crown Vetch is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Crown Vetch likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Crown Vetch

Latin name

Coronilla varia

type

Perennial

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crown Vetch likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Crown Vetch is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Crown Vetch likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Crown Vetch likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crown Vetch is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Coronilla varia

Pretty pea like pinky white flowers from mid-summer to autumn that sprout from the low growing vine. It is an aggressive spreading plant, spreading by means of the roots, even a small piece of which grow into a plant! - so needs to be kept in check to avoid it taking over your garden and crowding out other plants.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Coronilla Varia flowers all Summer.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

This plant is not really suitable for a garden situation. It is used for stabilising banks, and could be used in a meadow situation - but it is generally considered too aggressive for garden use

 
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