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White Clover*

Trifolium repens 'var. repens'

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White Clover (Trifolium repens 'var. repens') at Squak Mountain Nursery

White Clover flowers

White Clover flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

White Clover (Trifolium repens 'var. repens') at Squak Mountain Nursery

White Clover

White Clover

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  3 inches

Flower Height:  4 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Dutch Clover

Description:

An interesting form of white clover with medium green leaves with silver-gray variegation; the roots of this plant fix nitrogen in the soil; potentially invasive, rooting at the nodes; use where it can roam freely as groundcover, with shrubs or bulbs

Ornamental Features

White Clover has masses of beautiful spikes of lightly-scented white ball-shaped flowers with shell pink streaks at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive round palmate leaves remain emerald green in color with showy gray variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

White Clover is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Invasive

White Clover is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

White Clover will grow to be only 3 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in clay soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.