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Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)

Red Clover, Bee Bread, Broad-Leaved Clover, Clover Grass, Common Clover, Cow Grass, Marl Grass, Pinkies, Purplewort, Suckles, Sugar Plum


Trifolium pratense (Red Clover) is a biennial or short-lived perennial bearing trifoliate leaves and rounded clusters of rose-pink flowers from spring to fall. They are borne atop hollow, hairy stems and branches. Each leaf consists of a slender stalk bearing 3 leaflets. A great source of nectar, Red clover is primarily used for hay, pasture, silage, and soil improvement.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in medium moisture, slightly acid, well-drained soils.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Virtually pest and disease free.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United Kingdom
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Ground Covers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United Kingdom
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Ground Covers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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