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Arachis glabrata

Perennial Peanut

Perennial Peanut grass is a perennial flowering evergreen ground cover that does best in warm climates.  Provides an easy to care for, low maintenance groundcover in full sun applications.

  • »  Resistance to nematodes, pathogens, and drought
  • »  Requires little fertilizer
  • »  Great for erosion control

Interesting Notes

Perennial peanut is adapted to a variety of well-drained soil types and does well in sandy areas.  This plant can tolerate salt spray, salt drift, and short term saltwater flooding.  The little yellow flowers are edible, peanut flavored, and can be used in salads.

Growing and Maintenance Tips for Perennial Peanut

Perennial peanut grows best in full sun and when days are long, hot, and humid.  It’s easy to dig a clump out of the center of the peanut grass and transplant to another location.  Perennial peanuts prefer light sandy soil.

Additional Information
Height 4-6 in
Spacing 12-18 in
Hardiness Zone 8b - 11
Bloom Color Gold
Foliage Color Green
Detailed Description for Arachis

Perennial peanut is a forage legume well adapted to the Southern Coastal Plains and Florida Peninsula.  Perennial peanut grows well in sandy soils and develops a strong root/rhizome system that enables this crop to tolerate a range of harsh conditions.