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Trifolium repens, White Clover, Dutch Clover, Ladino

Trifolium repens

White Clover, Dutch Clover, Ladino
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Europe
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

This perfect ground cover legume is a vigorous, easy-to-grow clover that will produce large, white blooms. White Clover is perfect for using as a cover plant or integrated into grass as it can handle foot traffic! The plant has ability to fix Nitrogen so it is often used as cover crop and for enriching soils. Flowers are attractive to bees, and a good forage plant for livestock.

Trifolium repens is a herbaceous perennial plant and one of the most widely cultivated types of clover. It has been widely introduced worldwide as a forage crop, and is now also common in most grassy areas (lawns and gardens) of North America, Australia and New Zealand.

It does best in well-drained soil, is extremely fast and easy to grow, spreading each year. White Clover can be planted between row plantings or as a solid cover.

White Clover does not grow well in highly alkaline soils. It has shallow roots, meaning that it will not tolerate much drought. It will tolerate sandy soil if given plenty of water. White Clovers in general can handle more foot traffic than other clovers and will also tolerate more heat.



Trifolium repens, White Clover, Dutch Clover, Ladino
Trifolium repens, White Clover, Dutch Clover, Ladino


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