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