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Tufted vetch

Vicia cracca

Also known as

Bird vetch, Canada pea, Vetch

Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

60cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Tufted vetch Overview

This perennial is a vigorous species which produces scrambling stems about 1.8m long with deep green pinnate leaves. The flowers are violet to purple about 10cm long in the summer. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

How to propagate Tufted vetch

Seed

You can propagate from seeds.

Division

Perennial species by division in the autumn.

Other uses of Tufted vetch

Wildflower/meadow