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Birdsfoot Trefoil Seeds Lotus corniculatus

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Unit Size Unit Price Savings Qty
Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $9.50
1/4 Pound $23.95 37%
1 Pound $54.95 64%
5 Pounds $164.95
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  • Perennial; Cheerful color!
  • Hardy and adaptable wildflower
  • Adaptable to both sun and partial shade

Product Description

Bird's Foot Trefoil Seeds - Lotus corniculatus

Bird’s Foot Trefoil – or Birds Foot Trefoil – is an extremely resilient perennial wildflower that is a staple of most wildflower meadows. Attractive for sure, but hardly glamorous, this lovely flower is typically valued more as a reliable member of the chorus, than as a star performer. Its most laudable value lies in its ability to provide consistent color at an affordable price.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Birdsfoot Trefoil Seeds
    Botanical Name:Lotus corniculatus
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:Short green leafy stem with bright yellow orchid-like blossom
    Features:Open Pollinated, Attracts Pollinators, Ground Cover, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
    Plant Height:Up to 6 inches
    Plant Spacing:6 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:1 g
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Birdsfoot Trefoil

    When to Plant Birdsfoot Trefoil Seeds

    If starting seeds indoors, sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant or direct sow seeds after the last spring frost.

    Where to Plant Birdsfoot Trefoil Seeds

    Birdsfoot Trefoil prefers full sun and thrives in just about any soil type that is well-draining, including clay, sand, acid, and alkaline. It does not do well with competition and prefers an area where weeds are minimal. Birdsfoot Trefoil should be seeded with grasses for optimum forage production.

    How to Plant Birdsfoot Trefoil Seeds

    Soften hard coating on seeds by rubbing them lightly with sandpaper or soaking in water overnight before sowing. Plant just below the surface, no deeper than 1/4", compacting the soil, and keep slightly moist until germination (2-3 weeks after sowing). Space seeds or seedlings about 6" apart.

    How to Care for Birdsfoot Trefoil

    Water the root zone daily for a couple of weeks until plants are established, then adjust watering schedule to every 2-3 days. Fertilize before planting and again halfway through growing season or apply 1-2" of mulch or compost annually.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 3 reviews

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Sunny outlook!

I'm definitely ordering more of these! The shipment was fast, and the product arrived in wonderful condition. I shared these with another "Green Thumb " enthusiast, and she has contacted me twice to see how she might get some more of these. Very pleased!


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starting to grow now and looking great


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No - this is not a weed!

It is actually a very pretty flower. Little petals, dainty flower. Makes a good show when planted in abundance.

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