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Trifolium pratense

Red clover

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  • Trifolium pratense | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Trifolium pratense | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPinkish purple creamy
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Trifolium pratense (Red clover). This upright perennial has leaves that are longer than they are broad. It has globose heads of pink to purple flowers.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Purple clover, Clover

Origin

Most of Europe

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow. Attracts bees. Fodder

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilFertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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