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Pea-like flowers in a crown-like cluster (hence the name) on short stalks. A period of winter sunshine brings out the sweet scent.
Genus of about 20 species of annuals, herbaceous perennials, and evergreen and deciduous shrubs from Europe and northern Africa. They occur in habitats ranging from meadows to scrub, woodland and woodland margins and cliffs.
Evergreen - and deciduous shrubs and herbaceous annuals and perennials. Grown for their alternate, pinnate leaves and often aromatic pea-like flowers.
Full sun - shelter from cold drying winds
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - Europe, northern Africa.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil