Bird’s Foot Trefoil – Buy wildflowers


Bright golden flowers with orange buds in late spring and into summer.

An easy plant for the inexperienced gardener.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Bird’s Foot Trefoil description:

Bright golden pea-like flowers held over a lowish green mat in late spring and into summer.
Buds often first appear in orange, making an interesting colour combination with the flowers.

Each seed head resemble a bird’s foot – hence it’s common name.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.

Excellent for wildlife, border or rough area.How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a wildlife garden, border or rough area and is trouble-free in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.

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Other common names: Common Birds-foot Trefoil.

Botanical name: Lotus corniculatus

Birdsfoot Trefoil flowering in June
Birdsfoot Trefoil in June

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Prefers sun

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a gap at the front of a border.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil and clay soil.

How much moisture:

Normal moisture.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:


Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 30 cm.
Spread 50 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 4 plants per square metre.

Buy wildflowers for your tubs, wildlife gardens and borders.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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