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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.2m to 1m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourYellow

Description

Lotus tenuis (Narrow-leaved bird's foot trefoil). A twining herb from Europe with linear leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Trefoil

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers. Attract butterflies.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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