Canada Tick Trefoil

Desmodium canadense

Showiest of the Tick Trefoils, Desmodium canadense is covered with bright purple pea-like flowers in the heat of mid-summer. A deep taproot makes this plant incredibly drought-resistant. A member of the Legume Family, it improves the soil by adding …

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Availability: In stock
SKU
12750
Seeds 4,500 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $8.00
1/2 Oz $12.00
Oz $20.00
Lb $300.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time July, Aug
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Birds, Pollinators, Host Plant
Seeds per Oz 4500
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification, Rhizobium
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Early Summer, Fall

Showiest of the Tick Trefoils, Desmodium canadense is covered with bright purple pea-like flowers in the heat of mid-summer. A deep taproot makes this plant incredibly drought-resistant. A member of the Legume Family, Desmodium canadense improves the soil by adding nitrogen, and the seeds are used by a variety of birds and other wildlife. Loves clay, and will grow on any moderately rich well-drained or slightly damp soil. Spreads by means of "stick-tight" seeds.