Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
A familiar herbaceous perennial found in moist meadows in its native Eurasia and in lawns throughout the temperate zones, Dutch clover spreads rapidly by creeping, rooting stems to form large mats of three-parted foliage. It bears cranberry-sized heads of pink-tinged white flowers from spring to fall. Bees throng the fragrant blooms. A member of the legume family, it is valuable for adding nitrogen to the soil via symbiotic bacteria. Several cultivars are available including the purple-leaved form known variously as 'Atropurpureum', 'Purpurascens', or 'Purpureum'.
Plant this sun- and moisture-loving perennial where it has ample room to romp. It is excellent for mixing with turf grasses in lawns. The purple-leaved forms work well in containers and other places where their spread can be limited.
8 - 1
3 - 9
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
2"-4" / 5.1cm - 10.2cm
2'-6' / 0.6m - 1.8m
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Europe, Western Asia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Light Pink
Container, Groundcover, Lawns and Turf, Wildflower
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