Showy Indian Clover

Trifolium amoenum

This rare native clover was brought back from the edge of extinction in 1993, near the town of Sebastopol in Sonoma County. It is one of the prettiest and tallest of the native annual clovers, growing to 18" tall. Its showy, large pink flowers are edged with white and carmine. Its leaves are distinctly fuzzy, and it likes full sun or part-shade. It has both an inland and a coastal form; we so far carry only the inland form.

It is lovely when planted in a large ceramic pot, which we do every year. It blooms early to mid-summer. As with all the native clovers, slugs and snails are a consideration. They are thought to be one of the main reasons for the demise of so many of our native clovers. We weren't able to grow this clover till we discovered Sluggo, a snail repellent used by organic farmers, which we now carry.

The seed is available in limited quantities. One per customer.