In this Gardener's HQ guide, we'll explore cultivating Hedysarum plants in your garden, indoor spaces, and other settings.
Hedysarum are a genus of half hardy Perennials that are usually grown as annuals and biennials in the garden.
They range from 60 cm to 1.5 m (2 to 5 feet) in height.
Plants bloom in the summer with red, yellow, purple or violet racemes.
Hedysarum alpinum – Alpine Sweet vetch by Ljmacphee.
Hedysarum boreale (Utah sweetvetch) by Matt Lavin.
The Hedysarum genus has about 200 species, all demonstrating a broad diversity in appearance and habitat preferences.
Yes, certain species of Hedysarum are popular in gardens for their attractive foliage and clusters of pink or purple flowers.
The Hedysarum coronarium, also known as French Honeysuckle, is a popular choice among gardeners for its vivid flowers and hardy nature.
Some species of Hedysarum, such as the French Honeysuckle, are known for their sweet and pleasant fragrance.
Hedysarum plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil, making them suitable for open garden beds and borders.
Currently, Hedysarum is not listed as invasive in the USA.
Removing Hedysarum plants can be achieved by digging out the root system and ensuring no root fragments are left in the ground.
The Hedysarum plant genus, part of the Fabaceae family, includes numerous species of perennial herbs and shrubs. Native to the Northern Hemisphere, these plants are often used as forage for wildlife. Notable species include Hedysarum coronarium, known as French honeysuckle.
Hedysarum grows best in well-drained soil under full sun. It tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and is fairly drought-tolerant once established. The plants can be propagated from seeds, typically sown in spring after the last frost.