Showy Tick—Trefoil
Showy Ticktrefoil is a native erect perennial forb growing from 3 to 6 feet high on leafy stems that branch at the inflorescence. The stem is green, taking on some reddish vertical color lines toward maturity, and has fine white hair. Showy Ticktrefoil grows from a taproot and prefers full to at least partial sun...
Botanical Name: Desmodium canadense
Nom Français: Desmodie du Canada


Bloom colour: Pink | Purple
Blooms: Summer - Zone 5
Pollinators: Bees | Butterflies | Hummingbird
Sun or Shade: Full Sun
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 5 feet (160 cms)
It grows well in hardiness zones:


Clearings and borders
Water requirement: Dry to Medium
Sand to Clay


It may be subject to powdery mildew. So, proper care is required.
From a Taproot System




Attracts Butterflies. Deer Resistant. Drought Tolerant. Makes Great Cut Flowers.
Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Maidenhair fern, hog peanut, wood anemone, spikenard, Jack-in-the-pulpit and wild strawberry.


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