Tufted Vetch seeds - Vicia cracca - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 200 cm
Flowering Time: June to August
Site and soil type: Prefers reasonably fertile damp but well-drained soil.
When to sow: Spring, summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 30 seeds / 0.50 g

Tufted Vetch is an elegant plant that climbs or scrambles through other vegetation. 

It has lovely flowers of violet-purple which are pollinated by larger bees including bumblebees.

In the wild it is found in hedgerows, rough grassland and the edges of woods.

Tufted Vetch provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Bumblebees and other large bees 
  • Moths including Blackneck moth πŸ›
  • Butterflies including Wood White πŸ›
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.


Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.