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Lotus berthelotii

Trefoil

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange red black

Description

Lotus berthelotii (Trefoil). This is a semi-evergreen, trailing sub-shrub, with hairy, silvery branches of fine needle-like leaves. The flowers are produced in clusters of 25mm, pea-like orange-red flowers. They cover the plant in the spring and early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Canary Islands

Interest and use

Grown for its interesting flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, also frost tender, they will prefer moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in early summer or from seed in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs, aphids, red spider mites.

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