Plant Number: 1.328.600   

Golden Bird’s-foot
Lotus corniculatus ‘Plenus’


The double-flowered form of Bird’s-foot Trefoil, this is a sturdy perennial that will adapt to nearly any sunny situation. Plants form a low, spreading mound of bright green leaves, massed with small golden-yellow pea flowers in early summer. Excellent in hot, sunny areas, this will even thrive in poor soil and makes a terrific lawn substitute. Easily divided in spring or fall by digging up the clump and ripping apart into smaller pieces. A good groundcover or edging plant. Plants will tolerate regular mowing. Semi-evergreen.

Zone 2 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   8-10 cm
   3-4 inches

   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches