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A picture of a Clover


Trifolium spp.

Also known as


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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Clover Overview

Also known as clover and trefoil, this genus contains around 244 annual, biennial or perennials, with some semi-evergreen species. Foliage is divided into 3 lobes and generally rounded in shape, sometimes with pale green markings. Flowers are pea-like and delicate, borne in spherical clusters in white, red, yellow or pink colours. This genus includes many species considered invasive and many species commonly cultivated as fodder plants for animal feed.

How to propagate Clover


You can propagate from seeds in the autumn. Self seeds readily.


Division in spring.

Other uses of Clover

Some species are useful in rock gardens or on banks, others in agriculture as they fix nitrogen in the soil. Attracts butterflies


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