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Common Vetch

Vicia sativa

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Also known as

Fetch, Fitches, Lintels, Lints, Spring Vetch, Tare, Garden Vetch, Narrowleaf Vetch, Vetches

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

75cm

50cm

Min

20cm

6 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Common Vetch

Vicia April 2008-1
Vicia sativa LC0223
Common vetch (Vicia sativa)
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Common Vetch Overview

This annual can get to 75cm high & scrambles through grass lands/wildflower areas. It produces bright pink/purple pea shaped flowers from April to Sept.

Common problems with Common Vetch

Generally pest & disease free

    How to harvest Common Vetch

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Common Vetch

    Seed

    Scarification may be necessary to break dormancy

    Division

    Perennial species by division in the autumn.

    Special features of Common Vetch

    Attracts useful insects

    Other uses of Common Vetch

    Wildflower/meadow

    Wildflowers

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