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Kidney Vetch | Anthyllis vulneraria

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1x 15cm plug plant

Kidney-Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria): Unveil nature’s charm with this vibrant perennial. Boasting clusters of pink to yellow blooms, it thrives in various soils and light conditions. Kidney-Vetch invites butterflies to dance through your garden, creating a lively and picturesque landscape. Elevate your outdoor haven effortlessly with the enchanting allure of this resilient dry grassland wildflower.

Description

Botanical Information: Kidney Vetch

Step into the world of Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria), an enchanting perennial with a rich tapestry of botanical allure. Belonging to the Fabaceae family, its clustered flowers display hues ranging from pink to yellow, creating a vibrant spectacle in your wildflower garden. With pinnate leaves and a low-growing habit, this resilient plant adds a touch of elegance to any landscape.

Habitat

Kidney Vetch flourishes in diverse habitats, from meadows to rocky slopes. Its adaptability to different soil types, including well-drained and nutrient-poor soils, makes it a versatile choice for various garden settings. Enjoy its captivating presence in both full sun and partial shade, as it graces your outdoor haven with its vibrant blooms and textured foliage.

Benefits to Wildlife

This wildflower goes beyond its visual charm by offering substantial benefits to wildlife. Kidney-Vetch serves as a crucial food source for the Small Blue Butterfly (Cupido minimus), enhancing the biodiversity of your garden. The nectar-rich blooms attract pollinators, supporting bees and butterflies, contributing to the ecological balance of your outdoor space.

Ease of Growing

For those seeking an easy-to-care-for addition to their garden, Kidney-Vetch stands out. Once established, it requires minimal maintenance, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. Kidney vetch is a specialist plant species, so establishment can be more difficult than other species, requiring bare earth or gravel in order to thrive. Whilst this plant can manage in a meadow environment, it is easily outcompeted, so should only be introduced to a new dry meadow, or a well established traditional meadow with fine grass species.

Kidney vetch is a botanical masterpiece that not only graces your garden with visual delight but also supports local wildlife. Embrace the effortless beauty and ecological significance of this perennial, creating a haven that beckons butterflies and enhances the overall vitality of your outdoor space.

More Information

NatureSpot

The Wildlife Trusts

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
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Soil moisture

Dry, Extremely Dry

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4005 in stock (can be backordered)

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