Bush vetch | Vicia sepium

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Introducing the graceful allure of Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium) from our online wildflower nursery! This charming perennial features cascading clusters of purple flowers, adorning slender stems and feathery foliage. Flourishing in various habitats, from meadows to woodland edges, Bush Vetch attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies, enriching your garden with natural beauty.

Hardy and adaptable, it thrives in well-drained soil. Elevate your landscape effortlessly with Bush Vetch – order now and let this resilient wildflower weave its enchanting tapestry in your outdoor haven!


Botanical Information: Bush vetch

Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium), a delightful perennial belonging to the pea family, graces gardens with its slender, climbing stems adorned by pinnate leaves and clusters of charming purple flowers. Typically growing up to 1 meter in height, its botanical features add a touch of elegance to diverse landscapes.


Thriving across Europe and Asia, Bush Vetch flourishes in a range of habitats, from meadows to woodland edges. This versatile plant shows a preference for well-drained soils and can adapt to varying light conditions. Its ability to climb and intertwine makes it a natural fit for hedgerows and the edges of woodlands.

Benefits to Wildlife

Bush Vetch plays a vital role in supporting wildlife, attracting a myriad of pollinators. Bees, butterflies, and other insects are drawn to its nectar-rich blossoms, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the ecosystem. Furthermore, this plant provides shelter and
foraging opportunities for small mammals and birds, establishing itself as a valuable asset for local wildlife.

Conservation Status in the UK

With a stable and widespread presence, Bush Vetch enjoys a favourable conservation status in the United Kingdom. Its adaptability and positive contributions to local ecosystems contribute to its resilience. While not classified as endangered, the plant’s role in supporting wildlife aligns with broader conservation goals, emphasizing the importance of maintaining its populations.

Ease of Growing

Gardeners appreciate this vetch for its ease of cultivation. This hardy perennial readily establishes itself in various soil types and light conditions, making it suitable for a range of garden settings. Its climbing nature adds vertical interest to landscapes, and it requires minimal maintenance once established. Bush Vetch is an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners seeking a resilient and visually appealing addition to their outdoor spaces.

Bush Vetch  stands as a versatile and beneficial perennial, admired for its botanical grace and ecological contributions. From its charming purple flowers to its adaptability and ease of cultivation, this plant remains a favourite among those seeking an enduring and visually appealing addition to their gardens.

More Information

The Wildlife Trusts

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg


Light levels



Soil moisture

Dry, Normal, Well draining

Flowering Months

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