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botanical name:
Trifolium rubens
Trifolium rubens © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Large, bushy clover with elegant narrow leaves. Dusky purple-pink flowerheads in early and mid summer. Spreads by rhizomes.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun, but tolerate some shade and grow in light woodland conditions.

propagation:
From seed or by division. Will often self-seed.

usage:
The flowers are attractive to bees.
Fixes nitrogen in the soil.

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