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PlantFiles: Spiny Milkvetch
Astragalus kentrophyta

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Astragalus (ass-TRA-gal-uss) (Info)
Species: kentrophyta (ken-troh-FY-tuh) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral dave12122 On Dec 31, 2010, dave12122 from East Haddam, CT wrote:

All of the Astragalus are super tricky in humid Eastern climates. During wet times of the year, plants could easily rot, and the muggy nights of a hot Summer can easily ruin the gray foliage of some species. On the other hand, they can also shrivel and dryout during drought, so watering is a real issue. Need some sort of protection from excess winter wet, which also could easily kill them. Can be grown from seed, which doesn't always germinate! A challenge to say the least!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

East Haddam, Connecticut
Santaquin, Utah



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