a pretty, native clover bearing neat clumps of showy, cream flowerheads, popular with pollinators
- herbaceous perennial
- a wild native clover
- alternate, trifoliate leaves
- large creamy-white flower heads
- June & July
H 0.8 m
W 1 m
dappled to full sun
well-drained chalk or loam
Notes: Purchased this a few years ago. Brought with me from London and doing quite well in pot but summer 2020 it did not bloom & died back a bit. ? mildewed. Plant repotted in coir pot with ‘dragons blood’ clover etc. Summer 2021 blooming again!
Info: a Nationally Scarce plant in the wild with a last stronghold in parts of Suffolk.
“sulphur clover is now very localized, hanging on in small pockets of grassland which have escaped nutrient enrichment or fertilizer run-off. Many of its former strongholds on verges have now been taken over by grasses which thrive in the nutrient rich conditions” Suffolk Wildlife Trust