Crown vetch Seeds 8320 A permanent perennial ground cover that’s ideal for steep slopes and other problem areas. It never needs fertilizer or mowing and grows in almost any soil in full sun. The dense, lush foliage actually chokes out weeds once the plants become established. Plants grow to 45 cm (18″) tall (floppy habit) and produce pretty pink, occasionally white flowers early spring into mid-summer. Crown vetch seed is slow and variable in its germination…taking anywhere from 3 weeks to six months or more to germinate. For this reason, we sell it in combination with annual ryegrass which germinates quickly and acts as a nurse crop for the crown vetch. One crown vetch ‘combo’ contains one 250 g package of crown vetch and one 500 g package of annual ryegrass. Crown vetch takes up to three years to establish. Avoid mowing. Do not apply herbicides. Covers 180 sq. m. (2000 sq. ft.). Large areas should be sown at 22kg per hectare (20 lb per acre).
How to Grow
Crown vetch performs well in most soil conditions and is especially valuable for restoration projects and hillsides that you just can’t maintain. Broadcast seed in a criss-cross pattern for best seed distribution. Sow at a rate of 250 g crown vetch and 500 g annual ryegrass per 180 sq. M (2000 sq. ft.) Large areas should be sown at 22 kg/hectare (20 lbs/acre). Kit contains one package of 250 g crown vetch and one package of 500 g annual ryegrass. Crown vetch takes up to three years to establish. Avoid mowing. Do not apply herbicides.