Vicia villosa
Hairy Vetch

Builds nitrogen and organic matter in fields and gardens; seed in early fall after row crop is harvested; likely to freeze at -30 degrees F.

General Product Information:

Item Number: VICVIL01
Species Type: Naturalized
Product Categories:
Classification: Herbaceous Biennial Legume, Herbaceous Biennial Legume
Habitat: Well-drained soils.
Bloom Period: Early spring
Flower Color: Purple
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 7.0 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 6 in
pH: 6.0 – 7.5

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: NI
Midwest: NI
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: NI
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: NI


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: Moderate
Salt: No

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 16,000
Seeding Rate: Expect to apply about 10 lb per acre.
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy or Fine



Price: $2.86/lb

This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes

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