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Partridge Pea Seeds

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1/4 Pound
Price: $8.95
1 Pound
Price: $29.95
5 Pounds
Price: $139.95

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Quick Overview

This legume provides lovely, bright yellow blooms in the summer. The cheerful flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Annual. (Chamaecrista fasciculata)
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Common Name Partridge Pea
Botanical Name Chamaecrista fasciculata
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 24-36" tall
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Planting Season Spring
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 65,000
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Groundcover, Erosion Control, Showy Flowers, Soil Enhancer
Additional Information A re-seeding annual. Provides food and cover for birds.
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
The Partridge Pea is also known as the Sleeping Plant or Sensitive Plant. It is a lovely, showy annual that will provide yellow blooms in its first year. This legume will attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and other wildlife to the garden.


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Prolific - great for bees and pollinator

By Machita

from Washington, DC

Verified Reviewer


  • Good Flower Bed Filler
  • Pollinator Friendly
  • Pretty
  • Prolific


    Best Uses

      Comments about Partridge Pea Seeds, Partridge Pea Seeds:

      The previous owner of my house did not care for the flower beds - leaving them dry, unfruitful and full of weeds. I spread these seeds through my flower beds in late autumn. I had beautiful, full plants, full of flowers from June through August. Tons of bees (honey and natives) and other pollinators. I will plant these again - probably near my vegetable garden to encourage the pollinators to pollinate my veg. Partridge pea is also a nitrogen fixing plant - too early to see impact on my soil, but I'm told that over time it will become healthier. Neighbors noticed and many asked for name of plant to put in their yards.

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      Great for hot climate

      By Ginger

      from San Antonio, Texas

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      • Grows Well In San Antonio


        Best Uses

        • Areas To Cover Weeds

        Comments about Partridge Pea Seeds, Partridge Pea Seeds:

        This are great for ground cover in hot dry/weather places where weed are present they spread very well and low maintain. Love the yellow flowers.

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        How-To Guides

        When to Plant

        Planting Grass Seed in Fall or Spring:

        The ideal time to plant grass seed varies by hardiness zone, but is usually in the spring, once temperatures have reached a consistent 60 F and there is no more danger of frost. Grass can be planted through the end of July but no later. If you’re planting in the fall, wait until after there have been a few killing frosts so the seeds you plant will lie dormant until the spring.

        Planting as a Cover Crop or Green Manure:

        If you’re planting grasses, legumes or clover to replenish nutrients, supress weeds or more, we recommend planting in early to mid fall. Let the grass grow until frost. Come spring, mow the grass before it goes to seed and then till the soil. Wait 3-6 weeks before planting new crops.

        What Plants are Best for Cover Crops?

        Clover, Peas, Vetch and Rye Grass.

        Planting Rates: How Much Seed Do I Need?

        Planting rates, depending on the size of the seed. A larger seed (such as a Fescue) can be seeded at 10lbs/1,000 square feet. A smaller seed (such as a Bluegrass) can be seeded as low as 2lbs/1,000 square feet. To see planting rates for each individual variety, please view the following chart. If you’re still unsure of how much seed to use in your area, please give us a call at (877) 309-7333.

        VarietyTypeCoverage 500 Ft²Coverage 1000 Ft²
        Alsike CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Austrian Winter PeaCover Crop/Legume1 LB1 1/2 LB
        Blue Grama GrassWarm Season2 LB4 LB
        Buffalo GrassWarm Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Canada Wild Rye GrassCool Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Chewings Fescue Cool Season1/2 LB1 LB
        Common VetchCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 LB
        Creeping Red FescueCool Season2 LB4 LB
        Crimson CloverCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 LB
        Crown VetchCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 LB
        Dutch White CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Hairy VetchCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 1/4 LB
        Hard Fescue GrassCool Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Little Bluestem GrassWarm Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Low Work & Water Grass Mixture5 LB10 LB
        Medium Red CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
        No Mow Lawn GrassGrass Mixture1/4 LB5 LB
        Northeast Native GrassGrass Mixture1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Partridge PeaCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Perennial Rye GrassCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Sheep FescueCool Season 1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Short Grass Seed MixtureGrass Mixture1/2 LB1/2 LB
        Smooth BromegrassCool Season1/2 LB1 LB
        Southeast Native GrassGrass Mixture1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Switchgrass ShelterWarm Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Tall Grass Seed MixGrass Mixture1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Timothy GrassCool Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Vernal Alfalfa Cover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
        White Ladino CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
        Winter Rye GrassCover Crop/Legume2 LB4 LB
        Yellow Blossom CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB

        Preparing the Area for Planting

        We recommend leveling the planting area as much as possible to eleminate high or low spots. Till the soil if possible about 4-6 inches deep, as the soil should be loose and clump free before planting. If your area is already somewhat bare and even, we recommend skipping the tilling process as it can promote new weed growth or unwanted grass growth. You can then add a product to help aerate your soil (such as LazyMan Liquid GoldTM) to improve seed germination, but this is not necessary.

        Step-by-Step Planting Instructions

        After your soil is prepared, apply the seed at the recommended seeded rate. Ssee the back of the this guide for seeding rates. To make sure you’re spreading the seed evenly, scatter 1/2 of the seed walking North to South and 1/2 of the seed walking Easy to West.

        If you have poor soil, you could lightly apply an organic fertilizer after seeding, although this is not a necessary step for strong growth.

        Many choose to cover their grass seed after planting, even though this is not necessary. If you do choose to cover your seed to help retain moisture and hold the seed in place, we recommend a maximum thickness of 1/4”. You can cover the seed with topsoil, sterilized straw, or peat moss. Coated seeds such as Bermuda and Clover Seeds should not be covered more than an 1/8” deep.

        Water gently and regularly, keeping the seeds moist until they begin to sprout. This could mean watering more than once a day if you’re having a dry spell. Once the seeds sprout, water less frequently. This helps to ensure a deep rooted, healthy lawn or meadow.

        Do not mow until your lawn is at the recommended height. This information can be found on our website at the specific product page. For most grasses, this is about 3-6 weeks after planting, but could be longer depending on growing conditions. Remember to be gentle when mowing the first few times -- the seedlings will be somewhat tender.

        After mowing several times, you can apply an organic fertiziler to promote strong growth, but this is not a necessary step.

        It may take weeks or even a month for the seeds to grow. Be patient. If you have any questions about germination time or planting, please don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 309-7333


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