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


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

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