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GREATER BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL seeds (lotus pedunculatus)

GREATER BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL seeds (lotus pedunculatus)
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GREATER BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL seeds (lotus pedunculatus)GREATER BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL seeds (lotus pedunculatus)
GREATER BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL seeds (lotus pedunculatus)GREATER BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL seeds (lotus pedunculatus)

GREATER BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL seeds (lotus pedunculatus)

  Our ref: ST58_1
  • type - perennial
  • colour - Yellow
  • height - 25 to 100cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
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Perfect for pollinators

Greater Birdsfoot trefoil -lotus pedunculatus (peviously uligonosus)– will grow best in a sunny position, on marshy ground. In a garden setting, it is perfectly suited to a pond edge or bog garden where plants will attract a wide range of insects such as Bees. In the wild, Greater Birdsfoot trefoil attracts breeding butterflies such as the Common Blue, Wood White and Dingy Skipper that will lay their eggs on the plant. Greater Bird’s foot trefoil is a low growing species with a yellow flower that appears from July to September. It is similar in appearance to Common Birdsfoot trefoil but somewhat more robust in appearance, with larger leaves. Greater Birdsfoot trefoil looks best growing with other wetland plants that flower in mid summer such as Meadow sweet, Common Fleabane, and Purple loosestrife An alternative name for Greater Birdsfoot trefoil is Marsh Birdsfoot trefoil.

How to grow Greater Birdsfoot trefoil Seeds
Greater Birdsfoot trefoil seeds should be sown in spring or autumn, either outside, where they are to flower, or in seed trays and covered lightly with compost. Germination can be improved by lightly rubbing the seeds between 2 sheets of sandpaper. This is known as scarification and helps break down the seed’s tough outer shell. Greater Birdsfoot trefoil seeds are usually easy to germinate and the seedlings, can be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year.

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

To discover more plants for Bees, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.

To buy Greater Birdsfoot trefoil seeds
To purchase Greater Birdsfoot trefoil seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre, and the number of Greater Birdsfoot trefoil seeds per gram is approx. 2000. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.

type - perennial,
colour - Yellow,
height - 25 to 100cms,
flowering months - July, August, September,
habitat - Very Wet Grassland (eg pond edges, Water Meadow), Moist Grassland (Clay, Loams), Very Acidic Soil (Peats, Heaths),
Attracts Butterflies and bees
Printed 14/06/2024 22:53:19
st58_1 type perennial colour yellow height 25 to 100cms flowers july august september habitat very wet grassland eg pond edges water meadow moist grassland clay loams very acidic soil peats heaths attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies ground cover
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