Trifolium ochroleucon – Sulphur Clover

Sulphur clover is a large, shortly rhizomatous, native perennial. In strong sunlight the flower heads can look a little sulphurous but the name is a little misleading and the colour of the flowers is closer to creamy-yellow. Flowers throughout June and July.

Type Seeds per gram Origin Ordering
Grassland Perennial 700 Norfolk Currently unavailable

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Habitat Information
Sulphur clover is a plant of chalky boulder-clays and occasionally chalk. It was once a characteristic plant of meadows and unimproved pastures in East Anglia but as much of this has been ‘improved' or converted to arable it is now rare and more likely to be found on road verges and railway banks.

It is often mentioned in the literature as being particularly attractive to foraging bees and butterflies and when we have grown it as a crop it is certainly visited by a large number of bumble bees particularly Bombus lapidaries and Bombus hypnorum.

Growing Information
Can be sown at any time of the year although may be a little slow to germinate.

 

 

Species currently unavailable or of restricted availability

Sorry, this species is currently unavailable to order as a single item as we have no stock. For more information please see availability note above.

Prices

£/1kg -
£/100g £50.00
£/10g £5.80
£/1g £1.50