|Crotalaria sagittalis (Rattlebox) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Arrowhead Rattlebox
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Height: 12 in to 18 in
Spacing: 9 in to 12 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 3a-8b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 3900
This nitrogen-fixing legume comes from the Crotalaria genus, a family of more than 600 species of mostly tropical plants known as rattlepods. The name Crotalaria comes from the Greek “crotalon,” meaning “castanet” in reference to the rattling seeds in the dried pods. This plant’s species name of “sagittalis” comes from the Latin word for arrowhead, because of the pointed shape of the smaller leaves. Its unusual seed pods give it ornamental value as well as its practical function of building the soil; however, it can be dangerous to grazing animals because of its toxicity.
Write a review | No reviews for this product.