Common Vetch

Vicia sativa

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

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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.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed

Scarification may be necessary to break dormancy

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest & disease free

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