Friday, March 21, 2008
Isn't this a gorgeous clover?
Photo Courtesy of STEPABLES®.
Trifolium repens Atropurpureum (Bronze Dutch Clover)
The dark reddish leaves of Trifolium repens atropurpureum are edged in green and accented with white clover flowers in the summer. It has a multitude of common names, Bronze Dutch Clover, White Dutch Clover, Black Shamrock... Proven Winners has a selection called 'Dark Dancer'. Whatever the name, this is a particularly attractive plant for its foliage, which looks good along edges, between pavers and even in pots. It's also good for erosion control. It can be evergreen in warmer climates.
Height: 3 - 6"
Spread: 12 - 18"
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Initial Spacing: 8"
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flower Color: White
Foot Traffic: Suitable for occasional daily foot traffic.
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Deer Resistant: No
Sadly it cannot grow in my zone 10!
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