Trifolium rubens Red Feather Clover



Trifolium rubens is an ornamental clover also known as Red Feather Clover or Red Trefoil. It has upright clumps of narrow fingered, deep green foliage with a reddish tint that is attractive on its own. In summer, large silvery buds open to feathery, cerise to purple, elongated bloom clusters that are highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Trifolium rubens blooms all summer and is suitable for cutting. A perennial legume, it is great for breaking up clay soil and fixing nitrogen. It forms clumps that do not travel, but it will self sow.

Trifolium rubens prefers sun to part shade and average to dry, well-drained soil.


  • Common Names: Red Feather Clover, Red Trefoil
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 24
  • Width at Maturity: 18
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Clay Soil.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.