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Astragalus pelecinus

£4.90
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
Pink
Colour:
Purple
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Plant Overview

A very rarely offered and most unusual plant in the clover family bearing pink and purple flowers above clumps of pinnate leaves. Intriguingly shaped seed pods with deeply-scalloped edges later appear.

Very easily grown, carefree and requiring no maintenance, the plant will succeed in ordinary garden soil, though it prefers a reasonably well-drained and moderately fertile soil.

From the Middle East. Appears to be drought tolerant when established.

Flowers from mid to late-summer. 

The photographs show a fantastic two year old plant in our flower bed. 

Height and spread: 75cm x 75cm

Common name(s): Biserrula

Toxic if eaten.

Synonym: Biserrula pelecinus

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.