Our Kidney Vetch plug plants for sale are priced per individual plant. This product has a minimum quantity of 10 plug plants. For orders over 500 plug plants please contact us.
All our plants are native British wildflowers grown in Peat-free compost in our sustainable nursery.
Common name: Kidney Vetch
Latin name: Anthyllis vulneraria
Description: The Kidney Vetch plant is characterised by its silky pinnate leaves and flower head crowded with many small flowers sitting atop little woolly cushions. Kidney Vetch is the sole food plant for the larvae of small blue butterfly. It is found in sand dunes, chalk grassland and cliffs across the UK.
Flowering time: June to September
Management: The Kidney Vetch plant thrives in chalk grassland which is grazed. It will cope with an early cut in spring, but not after mid May. It is a hardy plant, doing best in well-drained soils.