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Lotus sessilifolius

Trefoil

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen orange

Description

Lotus sessilifolius (Trefoil). A low shrub from the Canary Islands with bright yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Canary Islands

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers. Attract butterflies.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, also frost tender, they will prefer moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. You can propagate from cuttings in early summer or from seed in autumn or spring.

Propagation

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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