Trifolium rubens

Trifolium rubens, Red Feather, Ornamental Clover, Red Trefoil or Ruddy Clover is native to Central Europe. It is a hardy clump-forming perennial that flowers in spring and summer. As its common name suggests it is clover and attracts butterflies, ladybugs, birds, and bees. It likes a sunny location and should be planted in moist and well-drained soil. It tolerates most kinds of soil. It is easy to care and disease-free but watch out for ban weevil. It looks great in wildflower landscapes or also in borders. Trifolium Rubens can grow to 60cm or 2ft. It has blue-green leaves covered in soft hair and ruby-colored flowers that form in a cluster and bloom from silver-colored buds.

Trifolium Rubens

Trifolium rubens belongs to the Fabaceae family of plants. You can propagate it by seeds,. To encourage longer blooming remove spent blooms, however, the seed heads can turn into a tan or rusty color and could also be attractive. No toxicity has been reported. Like other clovers, Trifolium rubens fertilizes the land by adding nitrogen to the soil and helps break denser soils.

Trifolium Rubens
Trifolium Rubens
Trifolium rubens, looking very natural in wildlife landscaping at the Potters Field Park in London, UK

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I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

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