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Trifolium fragiferum

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting just below the surface of the soil and compacting the soil well. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings until they become established. This plant grows rather slowly. Since they prefer moist soil, mature plants have limited tolerance for drought. They thrive in wet soil, even growing well in prolonged flooding. These plants adapt well to many soil types including clay. This plant attracts bees and butterflies, and spreads by stolons to form a thick ground cover.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the strawberry-like blooms will begin to turn dry and brown. Harvest as soon as possible, since small birds often eat the seeds as soon as they ripen. Remove them and spread them out to dry completely, away from direct sunlight. Thresh them to separate the seeds from the pods, and store the cleaned seeds in a cool dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Trifolium fragiferum

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 10,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 10 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Aromatic

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~500 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $4.80 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $7.20 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $18.00 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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Since it tolerates flooding and coastal exposure, this hardy plant is valued for its versatility as a ground cover or grazing plant. It originally grew wild on the slopes of the Mediterranean, as well as parts of central Europe and Asia. The genus name “Trifolium” refers to the distinctive three leaflets of the foliage. The species name “fragiferum” means “strawberry bearing,” since the mature flower heads resemble strawberries.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting just below the surface of the soil and compacting the soil well. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings until they become established. This plant grows rather slowly. Since they prefer moist soil, mature plants have limited tolerance for drought. They thrive in wet soil, even growing well in prolonged flooding. These plants adapt well to many soil types including clay. This plant attracts bees and butterflies, and spreads by stolons to form a thick ground cover.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the strawberry-like blooms will begin to turn dry and brown. Harvest as soon as possible, since small birds often eat the seeds as soon as they ripen. Remove them and spread them out to dry completely, away from direct sunlight. Thresh them to separate the seeds from the pods, and store the cleaned seeds in a cool dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Trifolium fragiferum

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 10,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 10 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Aromatic

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