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Crimson Clover Seeds

Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
1/4 Pound
Price: $5.95
1 Pound
Price: $9.95
5 Pounds
Price: $44.95
10 Pounds
Price: $79.95

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Quick Overview

This strawberry-red clover in the front of a meadow creates a tiny forest of red lollypops in full sun. Annual.

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Details
SKU TRIG
Common Name Crimson Clover
Botanical Name Trifolium incarnatum
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 24-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 160,118
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Native To Europe
Native to Europe
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Soil Enhancer
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is the only meadow clover we recommend. Do not confuse it with the tough perennial red clovers or others used commonly as cover crops in agriculture—these clovers can quickly dominate a meadow. Annual crimson clover grows easily, and adds deep red blooms on short attractive plants, without crowding out other flowers.
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4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Such a Stunner!

      By Wild Flower Lover

      from Port Angeles, WA

      About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas
        • Nitrogen-fixer

        Comments about American Meadows Crimson Clover Seeds:

        Stunning color. Great natural remedy for soil (nitrogen fixer). Excellent growth. Not deer-resistant.

        It's thriving in our climate.
        Planted: fall 2013 and again spring 2014.
        Hardiness Zones: 8a - 9b.
        Sun: both full sun and partial shade.
        Soil: in both loamy and clay-loam.
        Drainage: adequate.
        Soil pH: unknown.

        Have yet to see if it will reseed itself if left unmown/ungrazed, but outlook is good. No biggy if it doesn't, as it is resonably priced.

         
        5.0

        Pollinators loved it

        By Victor

        from Wayne, NJ

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Crimson Clover Seeds:

            I would purchase it again.

             
            3.0

            meh

            By George the rabbit

            from central Nebraska

            About Me Professional Landscaper

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lots Of Green
            • Took A Beating

            Cons

            • Not many blooms

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Crimson Clover Seeds:

              As a landscaper for over 14 years I used to focus on killing clover that plagued nice lawns. I recently started raising rabbits so I thought clover would be a nice treat for them. I planted this clover early spring by tilling the soil, hand spreading the seed and walking the seed in. The clover came up pretty impressively and I did have some red flowers but it wasn't as colorful as I would have liked. The rabbits didn't seem to care for it much so I let my ducks have at it. I think I will try the white clover next time.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Attractive and useful

              By Annette the Green Thumb Wannabe

              from Ammon, ID

              About Me Avid Gardener, Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Low Maintenance
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Crimson Clover Seeds:

                  I bought this a couple of years ago as a cover crop for my garden. I scattered the seed, and then the wind blew, as it usually does in Southeast Idaho. Next spring, I had crimson clover in my flower beds, but it is pretty enough to grow as a wild flower. This year I am sowing it between rows in my vegetable garden as a cover crop. It has come up well, and doesn't seem to mind being walked on.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow, whatta show!

                  By kc

                  from aiken sc

                  Pros

                  • Amazing show
                  • Bright colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Crimson Clover Seeds:

                      I loved how well these little beauties worked out. Next year I'm going to increase the area I covered with these flowers by at least 4 or 5 fold.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Lush and incredibly wildlife friendly.

                      By Loon

                      from Pendleton, SC

                      About Me Getting Started

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about American Meadows Crimson Clover Seeds:

                        Great groundcover and source of nitrogen for poor soils. Deer and wild turkeys visit every day. What a sight!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again.

                        By Jan

                        from Baton Rouge, LA

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Beautifully
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy
                        • The clover performed

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Lawn
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about American Meadows Crimson Clover Seeds:

                          A meadow setting is the best use or as a background in your yard.

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                          How-To Guides

                          A Guide to Planting Grass & Groundcover Seeds

                          Crimson Clover SeedOften as the growing season slows and we have been enjoying the fruits of our labor we forget to give back to the garden. We pull plants when they stop producing and leave the garden untouched until it is time for the fall yard cleanup. We rake leaves, pickup sticks and maybe till some leaves and compost into the garden to “put it to bed”. But what about that period of time between when you pulled your plants and you get to the traditional fall work? The weather has chilled, and the length of time is too short to plant anything else, so what can be done to help prepare the garden for the spring? Be proactive and increase soil fertility without promoting weed growth; Plant a Green Manure!

                          Canada Wild Rye GrassFor years farmers have been rotating their crops and planting “Green Manures” or “Cover Crops” in their fallow fields. Green Manures are plant varieties which help to replenish nutrients to the soil that your plants have used to grow and produce throughout the season. They store or “fix” these nutrients into the soil, or themselves, and then are turned into the garden early in the spring. Use of green manures can drastically reduce or even eliminate the use of fertilizers in the spring. But that’s not it! Other positive benefits of cover crops include: weed suppression, creating a habitat for pollinators and beneficial predatory insects, keeping the soil from becoming compacted or eroding, and some varieties have extremely deep roots which tap into nutrients deep in the soil and bring them to the surface.

                          So what plants make the best Green Manures? The list is extensive, but below are some of the better known varieties.

                          The Legume Family is one of the widest used Green Manures. This consists of many different types of clover, peas, vetch, and others. They contain symbiotic bacteria in their root system which fix nitrogen in a form plants can use. Bean and Pea varieties are also legumes, and the idea of successive planting of crops needing nitrogen rich soil in the area previously inhabited by them reflects the same concept of Green Manures and how to use a plant’s natural characteristics to your benefits. Other commons not in the Legume Family include Rye, with its deep roots and hearty characteristics, great at withstanding colder temperatures and decreasing erosion, as well as buckwheat and sorghum.

                          Planting Green Manures is easy and though each type has some differences in how it is “harvested,” they generally follow these easy steps:

                          Hairy Vetch

                          1. Plant Early-Mid Fall

                          2. Let grow. Some heartier varieties will slow in colder temperatures, and then resume growth in the early spring and others will die back.

                          3. Come spring, mow down before it goes to seed and then till into the soil.

                          4. Always wait 3-6 weeks after tilling to plant your new crops. This allows time for the nutrients to be released into the soil through decomposition. Also, in the case of cover crops like Rye, the compounds which keep other seeds from germinating (one of its benefits when in use) will then no longer be present in the soil.

                          Now do you “Fallow”?

                          Green Manures/Cover Crops can be as simple or complex as you want to make them. You can mix varieties and calculate the exact amount of max nitrogen output per square foot or just scatter some clover and have a beautiful green carpet. Naturally give back to your garden and its habitat to keep it healthy and producing so you can continue to enjoy it for years to come!
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