Trifolium incarnatum

Crimson clover

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Hardy annual

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Plant details

Found growing wild in South and West Europe, this ornamental clover produces attractive red flowers in spring and summer. The blooms are attractive to bees, making this clover a useful additionto a wildlife garden. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Sow seed in containers in the cold frame in spring.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Trifolium

Species: incarnatum

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

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