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Trifolium Genus

Clover

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterDry

Description

Trifolium genus (Clover). These are annuals, biennials and perennials, some of which are semi-evergreen, with about 230 species. They have rounded, usually 3 lobed leaves. The heads of the flowers are small and pea-shaped. Some of the species are useful in rock gardens or on banks, others in agriculture.

Characteristics

Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Herbaceous

Other common names

Trefoil

Interest and use

Some species are useful in rock gardens or on banks, others in agriculture as they fix nitrogen in the soil. Attracts butterflies

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and grow in sun or partial-shade in well drained soil. Many are invasive.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or by division in spring. Self seeds readily.

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