Trifolium rubens

9cm pot £6.99
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Buy Trifolium rubens clover: Wonderful in wildlife friendly gardens

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Trifoliate blue-green leaves covered in soft hairs, offer a beautiful contrast for the conical clusters of magenta-red flowers, which open from silvery buds in summer. Attractive to beneficial insects including butterflies and bees, it is wonderful in naturalised planting styles.

  • Garden care: Grow in moist but well drained soil with a neutral pH in a sunny spot.

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Big clover


Look fine, but not as robust as I would like. Waiting to see how it performs this year after it's first winter but I do notice the plant is still green, however the weather has been mild so far. It did need some staking last summer as tended to flop. Best for a cottage garden style, not a showy sort of plant.

Fou au jardin



Good plant to start with


This is a good plant and looks good in the garden until the bees get at it and strip all the flowers whilst searching for pollen, so that the tops of the plant look brown after a few weeks. At that point I cut it back by half, so at least there is still some greenery. It also needs staking as it tends to get quite floppy.




Good for butterflies and bees


A good plant to attract bees and butterflies but it did get a bit floppy in the autumn. I cut it right back and it has started to put on new growth even though it is still only February.




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Great plant for attracting wildlife, will be buying more.





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Hello, Is it possible to vegetatively propagate 'trifolium rubens' by taking cuttings?


Hello, You cannot sucessfully take cuttings, but this plant can be propagated by division in spring.


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