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Showy Tick Trefoil Seeds

Pink Showy Tick Trefoil Seeds, Desmodium canadense, Showy Tick Trefoil

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Desmondium canadense is great for shady, moist wild gardens. Lovely foliage and flowers. Perennial

Zones 3 - 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size Up to 60 inches tall (5 feet)
Bloom Time Mid summer
Size Packet

Plant Information

This perennial makes neat growth and blooms with bright pink flowers in mid-summer, always get noticed along a woodland path.

The flowers are typical of legumes, and may remind you of wild sweet peas.

Common Name Showy Tick Trefoil
Botanical Name Desmodium canadense
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height Up to 60 inches tall (5 feet)
Bloom Time Mid summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 88000
Seeds Per Packet 80
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Native To North America
Native To Central and Northeastern United States
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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