How to grow Lotus corniculatus

Lotus corniculatus growing herbaceous‎ legume of the genus Lotus also known as Birdsfoot trefoil, Lotus corniculatus perennial evergreen or deciduous plant used as ornamental ground cover fixing nitrogen attract pollinator fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10a.

Leaves color green in lobed shape 3 lobes.

Lotus corniculatus flower

Flower fragrant color yellow or orange some cultivar yellow with orange in pea shape.

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How to grow Lotus corniculatus growing and care:

Nothing special

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer or autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
For control and design

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Pea shape flowers color can be: yellow, orange or yellow with orange

Scientific name:

Lotus corniculatus

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