All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Hedysarum coronarium


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Mainly dry
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Colour: Red

Fantastic dense spikes of very fragrant deep red flowers, exotic in appearance. Positively spectacular. Needs a well drained soil and tolerates poor sandy or rocky soils.

Extremely fragrant, bright red, pea-like flowers bloom in late spring to early summer which give way to non-ornamental yellowish seedpods that turn brown as they mature. 

This plant is sometimes cultivated for hay and livestock fodder in parts of Europe and northern Africa.

Height and spread: 90cm x 90cm

Common name(s): Sweetvetch; Sweet Broom; French Honeysuckle; Cock's head, Italian sainfoin, Sulla, or Soola

Synonym: Sulla coronaria

Picture: Hectonichus [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.