Dark Dancer White Clover

Trifolium repens 'Atropurpureum'

Vigorous grower with dark purple-black, clover-shaped leaves and white summer flowers makes a spectacular groundcover. Intermingles with other plants well in mixed beds or containers. Easy-care perennial requires no deadheading. Heat and drought tolerant.
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4 - 10

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationtry-FOH-lee-um REE-penz at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-um
Average Size at MaturityVigorous spreader to 3 to 8 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeWhite flowers in summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlack
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme 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. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 10

Your climate may be too cold for this plant