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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE -1
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE Low|Mid
  • FAMILY Papilionaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Ground cover|Herbaceous
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Drought tolerant
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Tolerates many soil types
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full sun to Partial sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE Moderately salt tolerant
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Seeds & Vegetative

Arachis glabrata
(Perennial Peanut, Ornamental Peanut)

This herbaceous ground cover is nitrogen fixing, keeps weeds out, and has prolific yellow flowers. It is a perfect border for garden beds as it feeds your plants while keeping weeds out. It does best in full sun but will grow well in partial shade. This creeping plant roots easily from clippings. Keep your Arachis glabrata bed weeded and well-watered until it is well established. Once established it can be drought tolerant as well as salt tolerant and low maintenance.

Plant Uses

  • Container plant
  • Erosion control
  • Nitrogen fixer

Dangers

None