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BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL plug plants (lotus corniculatus)

BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL plug plants (lotus corniculatus)
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BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL plug plants (lotus corniculatus)BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL plug plants (lotus corniculatus)
BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL plug plants (lotus corniculatus)BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL plug plants (lotus corniculatus)

BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL plug plants (lotus corniculatus)

  Our ref: IP18_1
type - perennial
  • native british plant plugs
  • colour - Yellow
  • RHS perfect for pollinators
  • Dispatched May-September
  • Plant at approx 1-4 plugs per sq. m
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minus0plus 10 plugs = £14.45
minus0plus  20 plugs = £17.85
minus0plus  50 plugs = £29.95

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Recommended planting density 1-4 plugs per sq. meter. If you require 200 or more plugs in total, special pricing may be available, please contact us or call 01452 311525 for a quotation. Plugs are available for dispatch May to September when at their best and more receptive to outdoor planting.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects
in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on
nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants


Lotus corniculatus – Birdsfoot trefoil takes it`s name from it`s seed capsules which ripen to form a shape similar to a bird’s foot. It is found on a wide range of soil types and is extremely adaptable making it a perfect general-purpose meadow plant for the wildflower garden. Bird’sfoot trefoil is a low growing plant with a delicate yellow flower that sometimes has a reddish tinge, giving rise to it’s other name of “bacon and eggs”.

Birdsfoot trefoil plugs will attract bees, and is an important food plant for the common blue butterfly. Flowers appear in early summer and look best growing with Oxeye daisies, Black Knapweed, Meadow Cranesbill and Field Scabious.

How to grow Birsfoot trefoil plugs :

Birdsfoot trefoil plug plants can be introduced to their permanent planting positions from late spring through to October. Initially they should be kept well watered and left to develop for several months. When planting into established grass it is advisable to first cut the areas where the wildflower plants are to be introduced and create a small bare area up to several inches around each planting position to reduce initial competition. Given the right conditions they will develop quickly into flowering sized plants. A few Yellow rattle seeds sown around each plug may also be of benefit in the long term by reducing competition from grasses.

Summary:

type - perennial, colour - Yellow, height - 0 to 25cms, flowers June, July, August, habitat - Moist Grassland (Clay, Loams), Dry Grassland (clay, loam), Very dry Sandy Soil, Very Acidic Soil (Peats, Heaths), chalk and limestone grassland, Caterpillar Food Plant, Attracts Butterflies


Printed 21/11/2017 14:03:42
ip18_1 type perennial colour yellow height 0 to 25cms flowers june july august habitat moist grassland clay loams dry grassland clay loam very dry sandy soil very acidic soil peats heaths chalk and limestone grassland caterpillar food plant attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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