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A picture of a Rest harrow

Rest harrow

Ononis spp.

Ononis spinosa by Fabelfroh (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Rest harrow

A close up of some pink flowers on a Ononis plant
A close up of a pink Ononis flower
A pink flower with green leaves on a Ononis plant
A pink flower on a green Ononis plant
A pink flower on a Ononis plant

Rest harrow Overview

Ononis is a genus containing around 87 perennial plants and shrubs from the Fabaceae family. They produce pretty pea-like flowers, usually pink or yellow. Many species in this genus are known by the common name Restharrows, some are considered weeds. They are found growing naturally across Europe.

How to propagate Rest harrow

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Rest harrow

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Rest harrow

Grown for their pea-like flowers. It is good for rock gardens, walls and banks.