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Trifolium rubens

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trifolium (try-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Species: rubens (ROO-benz) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Get_growing On May 11, 2012, Get_growing from Dallas, TX wrote:

Very pretty bloom early to mid spring here. Mine get a bit of shade, but some late afternoon sun. Two of three new plants survived hottest summer despite near complete neglect. Don't think will be invasive in North Texas.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Belton, Missouri
Glendale, Missouri
Copake Lake, New York
Ashley, Pennsylvania
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Dallas, Texas



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