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Hairy Canary Clover

Lotus hirsutus

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外毛百脈根 Lotus hirsutus -英格蘭 Wisley Gardens, England- (9227078711) by 阿橋 HQ (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of a Hairy Canary Clover flower
Dorycnium hérissé (Dorycnium hirsutum)

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Hairy Canary Clover Overview

Lotus hirsutus, commonly known as Hairy Canary Clover, is a spreading, perennial shrub with obovate, grey-green leaves and creamy pink flower umbels. This plant has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. This plant is occasionally sold with the synonym name Dorycnium hirsutum.

How to propagate Hairy Canary Clover

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Hairy Canary Clover

Grown for their foliage, flowers and fruits.