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.
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
The best position in the garden:
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:
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.
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