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Plant of the Week 08/09/2019

Strawberry clover Zone 3-9

Beautiful strawberry-shaped flowers explode against slightly variegated green leaves to create this unique looking plant. Clover belongs to the legume family which means this plant can pull nitrogen from the air and make it into a usable form for this and surrounding plants.

A great cover crop for vegetable gardens can also be used below fruit trees to aid in nitrogen fertilization. Blooms in spring and again in summer. Produces lots viable seeds so prune spent flowers to prevent spreading.

Plant in full sun for best results but can handle part sun as well. Adapts to a wide variety of soils. Cut back to a few inches in the fall. A fast grower that can quickly reach 2' tall and wide in the right conditions. Drought tolerant once established.

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