NAME: Ground Plum
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Groundplum / Ground Plum Milkvetch / Buffalo Pea
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Astragalus Crassicarpus syn. Astragalus Mexicanus / Astragalus Succulentus / Geoprumnon Succulentum
COLOR: Lavender, Purple, & White
PLANT SEEDS: Fall sow seeds or cold stratify
BLOOM TIME: May - June
HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 8
PLANT HEIGHT: 18 - 24"
PLANT SPACING: 12 - 15"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average
QUANTITY: 10 Seeds
OTHER: The Ground Plum is a beautiful ground cover that is native to The US & Canada. Pink, purple, & white pea like flowers bloom in 3/4" long in clusters on stalks above the foliage. The foliage is ferny & resembles that of a vetch. They get their common name Ground Plum from the ½ - 1” ornamental fruit that ripens to purple like a plum. The fruit starts out green, & turns lovely blushing shades of pink & apricot before maturing in purple. The Ground Plum is a legume, and is an extremely lovely way improve the nitrogen levels in your soil! They can grow in sandy soil. Ground Plums are a host plant for the Afranius Duskywing Butterfly.
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