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Lotus creticus

Trefoil

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Features

  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver-grey

Description

Lotus creticus (Trefoil). This perennial species has erect stems and grows up to 30-60cm long. Racemes are 3-6 flowered, on thick peduncles.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Grown for flowers and foliage. Rock gardens, dry sites, tolerant of coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, with a minimum temperature of 5C. They will prefer full sun and moderately fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings from early to mid-summer or by seed in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs, aphids, red spider mites.

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