Common name: Herb Smith, carolina, glaucous scorpion-vetch
Origin: Mediterranean regions
Height at maturity: 1.5 meters maximum
Exposure: sunny or partial shade
Plant type: nectariferous shrub
Flowering: spring and summer
Flower color: lemon yellow
Soil type: normal
Use: in the garden, hedge, mass or isolated
Diseases and pests: aphids
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This ornamental shrub offers many interesting characteristics. Indeed, it is a plant that produces a large number of lemon-yellow melliferous flowers from the beginning of spring.
In summer the flowers remain present but in smaller numbers. When the flowers appear, they attract insects such as butterflies and other pollinators.
Evergreen shrub, it resists negative temperatures of -20°C and easily tolerates normal to sandy soils. With a compact and bushy habit, it reaches a maximum of 1.5 m. Its foliage is blue green.