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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
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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

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  • 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

        A Guide to Planting Grass & Groundcover Seeds

        Crimson Clover SeedOften as the growing season slows and we have been enjoying the fruits of our labor we forget to give back to the garden. We pull plants when they stop producing and leave the garden untouched until it is time for the fall yard cleanup. We rake leaves, pickup sticks and maybe till some leaves and compost into the garden to “put it to bed”. But what about that period of time between when you pulled your plants and you get to the traditional fall work? The weather has chilled, and the length of time is too short to plant anything else, so what can be done to help prepare the garden for the spring? Be proactive and increase soil fertility without promoting weed growth; Plant a Green Manure!

        Canada Wild Rye GrassFor years farmers have been rotating their crops and planting “Green Manures” or “Cover Crops” in their fallow fields. Green Manures are plant varieties which help to replenish nutrients to the soil that your plants have used to grow and produce throughout the season. They store or “fix” these nutrients into the soil, or themselves, and then are turned into the garden early in the spring. Use of green manures can drastically reduce or even eliminate the use of fertilizers in the spring. But that’s not it! Other positive benefits of cover crops include: weed suppression, creating a habitat for pollinators and beneficial predatory insects, keeping the soil from becoming compacted or eroding, and some varieties have extremely deep roots which tap into nutrients deep in the soil and bring them to the surface.

        So what plants make the best Green Manures? The list is extensive, but below are some of the better known varieties.

        The Legume Family is one of the widest used Green Manures. This consists of many different types of clover, peas, vetch, and others. They contain symbiotic bacteria in their root system which fix nitrogen in a form plants can use. Bean and Pea varieties are also legumes, and the idea of successive planting of crops needing nitrogen rich soil in the area previously inhabited by them reflects the same concept of Green Manures and how to use a plant’s natural characteristics to your benefits. Other commons not in the Legume Family include Rye, with its deep roots and hearty characteristics, great at withstanding colder temperatures and decreasing erosion, as well as buckwheat and sorghum.

        Planting Green Manures is easy and though each type has some differences in how it is “harvested,” they generally follow these easy steps:

        Hairy Vetch

        1. Plant Early-Mid Fall

        2. Let grow. Some heartier varieties will slow in colder temperatures, and then resume growth in the early spring and others will die back.

        3. Come spring, mow down before it goes to seed and then till into the soil.

        4. Always wait 3-6 weeks after tilling to plant your new crops. This allows time for the nutrients to be released into the soil through decomposition. Also, in the case of cover crops like Rye, the compounds which keep other seeds from germinating (one of its benefits when in use) will then no longer be present in the soil.

        Now do you “Fallow”?

        Green Manures/Cover Crops can be as simple or complex as you want to make them. You can mix varieties and calculate the exact amount of max nitrogen output per square foot or just scatter some clover and have a beautiful green carpet. Naturally give back to your garden and its habitat to keep it healthy and producing so you can continue to enjoy it for years to come!

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