Anthyllis (Anthyllis Vulneraria Coccinea Red Carpet) - Anthyllis seeds produce low-growing plants that grow to only 6 inches in height. This ground cover plant has a bluish-green foliage and orange-red flowers that begin blooming in the late spring. It is well-suited for rock gardens or is suitable for a ground cover in a sunny location.
MORE GROUND COVER OPTIONS
5 - 9
Late Spring to late Summer
Well-drained, gravelly, slightly alkaline soils, pH 6.5 - 7.5
Anthyllis (Anthyllis Vulneraria Coccinea Red Carpet) - Anthyllis seeds produce low-growing plants that grow to only 6 inches in height. This ground cover plant has a bluish-green foliage and orange-red flowers that begin blooming in the late spring. Anthyllis Vulneraria Coccinea Red Carpet is a lovely flowering, low-growing plant that is is a great source of food and nectar for bees, caterpillars, and butterflies!
Rock garden flower
There are very few plants that have as unique a look as Anthyllis and that establish easily from ground cover seeds. This flower looks beautiful in rock gardens or any sunny location as a ground cover.
Anthyllis seed | red carpet
How to grow
How To Grow Anthyllis From Seed: Anthyllis seeds can be started indoors 6 - 8 weeks prior to the end of frost season. The ground cover seed should be pressed into the soil but not covered.
Young Anthyllis plants can be transplanted outdoors into well-drained, gravelly soil with a pH level between 6.5 - 7.5. Space the ground cover plants 16 inches apart.
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant or approximately 100 seeds covers 10 square feet
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees and butterflies
- Depth: Do not cover seed but tightly press into soil
Anthyllis should be grown in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil in full sun. The flowers are orange to red and bloom from late spring to late summer. Trim untidy plants after flowering.
- Height: 6 inches
- USDA Zones: 5 - 9
- Season: Perennial