A versatile annual that is perfect for a naturalized setting or meadow! Partridge Pea has large, showy, yellow flowers. Each flower is marked with red and is followed by a narrow pod.
The flowers are a good source of nectar for bees and butterflies, and the pods produce flower seed which is a major food source for game birds and songbirds.
Partridge Pea seeds can be planted from late winter (March) to late spring (May). A cold treatment by refrigerating the Cassia seed for 30 days is helpful in aiding germination. After the cold treatment, broadcast the seeds in weed-free prepared soil. Rake the seed in and cover 1/4 inch. Keep the seeds moist.
Season: Annual USDA Zones: 3 - 9 Height: 12 - 24 inches Bloom Season: Mid-summer to fall Bloom Color: Yellow Growth Rate: Fast Environment: Full sun Soil Type: Sand, loam, gravel, or clay, pH 5.6 - 7.3 Foliage Color: Light green
Temperature: 55F Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days Light Required: Yes Depth: 1/4 inch Sowing Rate: 1/2 lb per 1,000 square feet Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination Plant Spacing: If planting in rows, 3 feet apart