Showy Tick-trefoil
  • Showy Tick-trefoil

    Desmodium canadense


    This bushy member of the Pea family is great for restorastion as a fast-growing cover in problem areas.  It has an aggressive habit and fixes nitrogen in the soil. The rose-purple pea-like blossoms form peculiar jointed pods that break into one-seeded segments when mature. Good mid-summer source of nectar and pollen in hard to grow areas.

    • Characteristics

      Type: Perennial

      Height: 2-5 Feet

      Blooms: July to August

      Bloom Colour: Pink

    • Growth Conditions

      Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

      Soil: Dry to Moist, Average & Sandy/Gravel Soil

      Habitat: Meadows, Prairies & Savannas

    Pot Sizes

    Nursery Location:

    (Ignatius Jesuit Centre)

    5420 Hwy 6 

    Guelph ON 

    N1H 6J2

    Phone: 519-760-0055


    Mailing Address:

    2 Cassino Avenue

    Guelph, ON

    N1E 2H8

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