Trifolium pratense

Red clover

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Plant type

Native perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Trifolium pratense

Plant details

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 herbaceous border. For best results grow Trifolium pratense in moist but well-drained soil.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Trifolium

Species: pratense

Plant type: Native perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 40cm

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