(Chamaecrista fasciculata) Often grown as an ornamental, this beautiful native plant produces a showy display of yellow pendulate flowers. Besides its beauty, the partridge pea offers a number of benefits. It fixes nitrogen, thus enriching the soil while providing erosion control. It serves as an important nectar source for bees and a host plant for sulfur butterflies. And finally, its seeds are an important food source for quail (particularly the northern bobwhite), greater and lesser prairie chicken, mallard, ring-necked pheasant, and other grassland birds. 50 seeds/pkt.
CULTURE: For best results, scarify seeds by rubbing between two pieces of medium grit sand paper and then cold stratify by placing seeds in the refrigerator for 30 days. Sow outdoors once soil temps reach 55 degrees. Seed can be broadcasted on a prepared bed and then raked in until approximately 1/4" of soil covers seeds. Germination occurs in 14-28 days.
Came very nicely packaged. Resealable packet.
Started sprouting within 24 hours!