Canada Milk Vetch

Astragalus canadensis

The pagoda-like flowers of Canada Milk Vetch rise above the dark green leaves in mid-summer. The creamy yellow flowers are followed by scepters of bead-like seed pods in August. This striking member of the Pea family is an important food ...

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Availability: In stock
SKU
11450
Seeds 16,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $6.00
1/2 Oz $9.00
Oz $15.00
Lb $225.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 2' - 3'
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Time July, Aug
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Birds, Pollinators
Seeds per Oz 16000
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification, Rhizobium, Scarification
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Early Summer, Fall

The pagoda-like flowers of Canada Milk Vetch (Astragalus canadensis) rise above the dark green leaves in mid-summer. The creamy yellow flowers are followed by scepters of bead-like seed pods in August. This striking member of the Pea family is an important food source for birds, as it retains its seed late into the fall and early winter. Very drought tolerant, it likes a well-drained soil.