Trifolium pratense

Trifolium pratense

Red clover

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Trifolium pratense
  • Common name: Red clover
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 40cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Trifolium pratense is a native perennial wildflower, typically found growing in grasslands and wildflower meadows. It's often used as a green manure, due to its ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, but is worth growing as an ornamental in the garden, due to its pretty pink flowers and attractiveness to bees.

Grow in a mini wildflower meadow or in gaps in a mixed herbacesou border. For best results grow Trifolium pratense in moist but well-drained soil.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Succeeds on poor soil, Low maintenance
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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