Canada Tick Trefoil
Canada Tick Trefoil
Canada Tick Trefoil

Canada Tick Trefoil

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3-6 feet tall
Full Sun
Blooms July to September
Dry to Moist Site
Approx. 50 seeds per pack
Zones 3-7


Canada Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense) is a legume and hence makes nitrogen available, which in turn enriches the soil for the rest of your garden. Canada Trick Trefoil is native to most of eastern North America. Its pollen, nectar, seeds and foliage provide a food source for a number of insects, birds and mammals.

Growing Instructions

Wet and cold stratification required. Mix seeds with moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or moss) and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 6-8 weeks. Sow seed at 1/8 inch depth. Do not let seedling dry out while it is establishing.


Sow directly outdoors in late fall to overwinter.