Bird's Foot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus 'Pleniflorus'

SKU
06226
Useful groundcover or coarse lawn substitute forms a mat of dark green, clover-like leaves. Clusters of pretty yellow flowers yield seedpods that spread like a bird's foot. Can be mowed occasionally to keep neat. A great choice for covering slopes or trailing over walls. Herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading to 12 in.
Bloom TimeYellow flowers mid-spring to summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Remove old flowers to prolong flowering. Cut back to the ground at the end of the season.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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