Crotalaria assamica

Indian Rattlebox

In Stock: 1.813 lb (Total:1.813lb)
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Cut (Full Seed)
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1.81 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Introducing the Crotalaria assamica Indian Rattlebox – a versatile plant that is both practical and beautiful. This perennial plant is commonly grown in the tropics as a green manure cover crop due to its nitrogen fixing capabilities and drought tolerance. But it also boasts stunning yellow flowers and interesting rattling seed pods, making it an occasional ornamental plant. Whether used as a practical crop or a beautiful addition to your garden, the Crotalaria assamica Indian Rattlebox is a great choice. It features taproot and nodules, and its stems can be less than 1m tall or up to 2m tall. The leaves are simple and the flowers range from orange to yellow with red, purple or yellow streaks or spots. This plant is unilocular and has many seeds. For more information on this plant and how to add it to your garden, visit USDA.gov.

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