NEW! Short's Milkvetch
NEW FOR 2024!
Short's Milkvetch - Astragalus shortianus - Perennial
Very early bloomer for the mountains. It grows wild in the Labyrinth at our home and I l love to walk past it in the morning. So bright and cheerful! Very low-growing and sweet, it is also drought tolerant, hardy and highly adaptable. It grows high and low and I l love it because it is so early.
The silver/grey leaves are a beautiful contrast to the pinkish/purple flowers. The seed come in big ol' curved pea-like pods with a seam down them that easily crack open when dried.
Great rock garden or trough plant. Loves it sandy, gravely and can grow from the grasslands to the montane.
Stratify for 3 weeks to 1 month and scarify too. You can rub the seed on sandpaper or nick it with a file or knife and stratify in the fridge. Soaking right before planting helps too. Or....plant in fall or early winter.
Small Batch - Limited Quantity