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Herbaceous Perennial

Trifolium rubens 'Frosty Feathers'

An herbaceous, rhizomatous perennial to 50cm tall, with leaves composed of 3 fresh green leaflets. Throughout summer it produces conical flowerpsikes, each densely packed with numerous tubular white flowers. Good for cutting and the flowers are also a good nectar source for bees

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Fabaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
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

Grow in any poor to moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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