Plant Care Purple Crown Vetch

Purple Crown Vetch

About Purple Crown Vetch

This pastel looking flower adds delight to the fields and countryside of Europe and is often picked to put into vases. This delicate flower tolerates shade and is similar in look to a clover flower with if it's almost powder puff head. It can be seen throughout Europe along the sides of roads and the countryside.


Coronilla varia

Also known as

Crown Vetch, Crown Vetch, Coronilla varia, Crownvetch and Purple crown vetch

How to care for Purple Crown Vetch


How often to water your Purple Crown Vetch

Water needs for Purple Crown Vetch
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Crown Vetch needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Purple Crown Vetch

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Crown Vetch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple Crown Vetch: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Purple Crown Vetch may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Purple Crown Vetch

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Purple Crown Vetch: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Purple Crown Vetch after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Purple Crown Vetch

Purple Crown Vetch

Purple Crown Vetch

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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