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Trifolium incarnatum

Crimson clover

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep red, creamy yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Trifolium incarnatum (Crimson clover). This is an upright bushy annual with three palmate leaves. The spike-like racemes of deep red-cream-yellow flowers are borne in early spring to late summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Other common names

Italian clover, Clover

Origin

S & W. Europe

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and grow in sun or partial-shade.

Propagation

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

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