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Herbaceous Perennial

Trifolium rubens 'Red Feathers'
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ruddy clover 'Red Feathers'

'Red Feathers' is an upright perennial with a creeping rhizome and slightly bluish leaves with three, long leaflets. From late spring to late summer produces tight, cylindrical clusters of clover flowers opening deep red-purple from silvery buds

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Grey Silver Purple Green
Summer Red Grey Silver Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Fabaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Trifolium are erect or creeping annuals, biennials and herbaceous perennials with trefoil leaves and small, pea-like flowers usually in clusters or short spikes

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Plant in any soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Ground cover
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

None required

Pests

May be affected by pea and bean weevil

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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