60 - 70 cm
August - September
sun - partial shade
poor, sandy, calcium rich
neutral - alkaline
Ononis is a genus of 30 species of perennials and shrubs in the legume family, Fabaceae. They are all native to Europe. The English common name is a reference to the tough stems of some plants that could stop a harrow.
Seed - sown in September - November.
Seed just covered and stored outside until germination.
The plant is covered in long, sharp thorns.