Stylosanthes is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae and contains numerous highly important pasture and forage species.
Species within the genus have many properties that make them valuable forage species. They are capable of nitrogen fixation and are capable of improving soil fertility in addition to providing high protein stock feed.
The genus is also noted for its ability to extract phosphorus from soils where it is not available to other species. Seeds are hard and long lived leading to high soil seed banks and rapid recovery following fire or heavy grazing.
||Hosta Purple Lady Finger
||1.5 to 2 feet
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
- hamata seed tends to flow more freely
- As a result, an even wider range of-sowing methods can be used
- Most seed is distributed either from the air or by ground spreading from fertilizer spinners, in the latter case mixed with a small quantity of fertilizer as a carrier
- The ideal sowing time is just before the beginning of the next rainy season
- Watering twice a week is sufficientEasily grows in shade
Stylosanthes hamata Grass care
- Plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work
- Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance
- Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal
- Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area
||Well drained soil
||23 C -27 C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Stylosanthes hamata Grass special feature
Hostas are a mainstay of the shade garden. This medium hosta can be mixed with other perennials in the border or woodland garden, or used as an edging plant, or massed and divided to create a dense ground cover.
Stylosanthes hamata Grass uses