Anthyllis Seeds - Anthyllis Vulneraria Coccinea Red Carpet Ground Cover Seed

Anthyllis Seeds

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Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5 - 9

Height: 6 inches


Bloom Season: Late Spring to late Summer

Bloom Color: Orange-red

Environment: Full sun

House Plant: No

Soil Type: Well-drained, gravelly, slightly alkaline soils, pH 6.5 - 7.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Anthyllis Vulneriana

Planting Directions

Temperature: 64 - 72F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per cell or approximately 100 seeds covers 10 square feet.

Moisture: Keep seed in constant moisture (not wet)

Spacing: 16 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Anthyllis

Anthyllis (Anthyllis Vulneraria Coccinea Red Carpet) - Anthyllis seeds produce low-growing plants that grow to only 6 inches in height. This ground cover plant has a bluish-green foliage and orange-red flowers that begin blooming in the late spring. Anthyllis Vulneraria Coccinea Red Carpet is a lovely flowering, low-growing plant that is is a great source of food and nectar for bees, caterpillars, and butterflies!

Rock garden flower

There are very few plants that have as unique a look as Anthyllis and that establish easily from ground cover seeds. This flower looks beautiful in rock gardens or any sunny location as a ground cover.

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Anthyllis seed | red carpet

How to grow

How To Grow Anthyllis From Seed: Anthyllis seeds can be started indoors 6 - 8 weeks prior to the end of frost season. The ground cover seed should be pressed into the soil but not covered.

Young Anthyllis plants can be transplanted outdoors into well-drained, gravelly soil with a pH level between 6.5 - 7.5. Space the ground cover plants 16 inches apart.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant or approximately 100 seeds covers 10 square feet
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Do not cover seed but tightly press into soil
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Flower Specifications

Anthyllis should be grown in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil in full sun. The flowers are orange to red and bloom from late spring to late summer. Trim untidy plants after flowering.

  • Height: 6 inches
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 9
  • Season: Perennial