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Trifolium repens 'Purpurascens Quadrifolium' (Black-Leaved Clover)

Black-Leaved Clover, Chocolate Clover, Trifolium repens 'Atropurpureum', Trifolium repens 'Pentaphyllum'


Trifolium repens 'Purpurascens Quadrifolium' (Black-Leaved Clover) is a creeping perennial bearing a profusion of rounded heads of creamy white flowers. Blooming in early summer, they are borne on long stalks above a lush foliage of three or four-leaved, bronze-chocolate leaves with bright green edges. Mat-forming, Black-Leaved Clover makes a colorful edging or groundcover plant. Attractive to bees and butterflies, it may be used as a lawn substitute and mowed at any time to the desired height.

  • Grows up to 3-4 in. tall (7-10 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun to part shade in average, medium, well-drained soils.
  • Cut back hard in summer if foliage gets untidy.
  • Propagate by seed or division.
  • Virtually pest and disease free.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Edging, 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 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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