Plant Care Crown vetch

Crown vetch

About 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.


Securigera varia

Also known as

Coronilla varia, Crownvetch and Purple crown vetch

How to care for Crown vetch


How often to water your Crown vetch

Water needs for Crown vetch
0.5 cups
every 9

Crown vetch needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Omaha, Nebraska.

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 Crown vetch

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Crown vetch in Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

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Growing Crown vetch in Omaha right now

Light needs for plant Crown vetch in Omaha, Nebraska

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Omaha is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Crown vetch in Omaha, Nebraska

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 32.2% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Omaha is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Omaha is expected to decrease by 32.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Crown vetch in Omaha, Nebraska

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Omaha is getting an average of 9.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Crown vetch in your home

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

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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Omaha, Nebraska ⛅.


How to fertilize Crown vetch

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for 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 Crown vetch after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Crown vetch

Crown vetch

Crown vetch

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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