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Frosty Feathers™ Clover

Trifolium rubens 'Frosty Feathers'

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Frosty Feathers Clover (Trifolium rubens 'Frosty Feathers') at Roger's Gardens

Frosty Feathers™ Clover flowers

Frosty Feathers™ Clover flowers

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Brand:  Jelitto


A vigorous, bushy selection featuring dazzling white, cylindrical flower spikes above rich green trifoliate foliage that is lance shaped and finely toothed; upright habit with limited spread; attracts pollinators and tolerates poor chalky soil

Ornamental Features

Frosty Feathers™ Clover features showy spikes of lightly-scented white tubular flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive serrated narrow compound leaves remain forest green in color with hints of grayish green throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Frosty Feathers™ Clover is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Frosty Feathers™ Clover is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Frosty Feathers™ Clover will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features