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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
Large, bushy clover with elegant narrow leaves. Dusky purple-pink flowerheads in early and mid summer. Spreads by rhizomes.

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

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

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

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