Plant Number: 1.523.050  
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Black-leaved Clover
Trifolium repens ‘Pentaphyllum’

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(Also known as ‘Atropurpureum’ or ‘Purpurascens Quadrifolium') This selection of the common creeping clover makes a handsome edging or groundcover plant. Foliage is three or four-leaved, dark purple-black with a green margin. White flowers appear briefly in early summer. A very nice filler plant in tubs or mixed containers. Because of its vigorous habit, do not plant next to slow-growing alpine plants that might get smothered. Trim back hard in midsummer to rejuvenate the foliage, if plants begin to look scruffy. Easily divided in spring or fall. May be used as a lawn substitute and mowed at any time to the desired height.


Zone 4 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Moderate

Rate of Spread
  Fast
Flower Colour
  White

Blooming Time
  Early Summer

Foliage Color
  Light Green
  Purple Black
  Variegated

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Lawn Substitute
  Border
  Containers
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   8-10 cm
   3-4 inches

Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches



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