Hedysarum carnosum Desf. Sulla Hedysarum coronarium L. Sulla is mostly upright, cm high with thick, succulent stems that become slightly woody after flowering. It has a deep, branching tap-root up to 2 m deep , with many secondary roots. The leaves consist of pairs of oval leaflets with a single terminal leaflet.
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Gardening Help Search. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Best in gritty, moderately fertile, alkaline soils. Tolerates poor sandy or rocky soils. Best performance generally occurs in cool summer climates such as the Pacific Northwest. Consider trimming back taller plants after flowering to shape, particularly in hot and humid summer climates such as the St. Louis area where plant stems tend to recline in the heat of the summer.
Cut back stems to the ground after frost. Relatively easy to grow from seed. It is closely related to lespedeza and vetch. Features gray-green to medium green, odd-pinnate, compound leaves, each with elliptic to rounded leaflets. Extremely fragrant, bright red, pea-like flowers bloom in late spring to early summer in dense axillary racemes atop upright flowering stems. Flowers are attractive to bees. Good fresh cut flower. Flowers give way to non-ornamental yellowish seedpods that turn brown as they mature.
This plant is sometimes cultivated for hay and livestock fodder in parts of Europe and northern Africa. Genus name comes from the Greek word hedysaron meaning from and hedys meaning sweet. Specific epithet means pertaining to garlands.
Missouri Botanical Garden. Butterfly House. Shaw Nature Reserve. Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Hedysarum coronarium. Back to Previous Page. Common Name: French honeysuckle. Type: Herbaceous perennial. Family: Fabaceae. Height: 3. Spread: 3. Bloom Time: June to July. Bloom Description: Red. Maintenance: Low. Garden locations. Culture Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Garden Uses Borders, cottage gardens or cutting gardens.
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Gardening Help Search. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Best in gritty, moderately fertile, alkaline soils. Tolerates poor sandy or rocky soils. Best performance generally occurs in cool summer climates such as the Pacific Northwest.
Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks. Fantastic dense spikes of very fragrant deep red flowers, exotic in appearance. Positively spectacular. Needs a well drained soil and t olerates poor sandy or rocky soils. This plant is sometimes cultivated for hay and livestock fodder in parts of Europe and northern Africa. All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting.
Forgotten password? Looking for something specific? Go to form. Fantastic dense spikes of very fragrant deep red flowers, exotic in appearance. Positively spectacular but prefers a sunny position. Hedysarum, also known as Sweetvetch, Sweet Broom or French Honeysuckle, is a once seen never forgotten plant.