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Trefoil

Lotus spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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    Trefoil Overview

    Not to be confused with the unrelated aquatic plant commonly referred to as the sacred lotus, the Lotus genus is a group of annual or perennial herbs, and deciduous or evergreen shrubs in the Fabaceae (Fabaceae) family. Members of this genus of around 140 accepted species are found worldwide in a variety of habitats from coastal to alpine. They have simple or more usually compound leaves and pea-like flowers. Common wildflowers in the group include bird’s foot trefoil, and they are also cultivated as green manures and garden ornamentals.

    Common problems with Trefoil

    How to propagate Trefoil

    Cuttings

    You can propagate by softwood cuttings from early to mid-summer.

    Seed

    Seed in autumn or spring.

    Other uses of Trefoil

    Grown for their foliage and flowers. Attract butterflies.