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Trifolium rubens

Giant clover

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  • Trifolium rubens | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPinkish purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Trifolium rubens (Giant clover). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Clover

Origin

Britain & Northern 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 or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in the autumn or by division in spring.

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