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Dutch White Clover Seeds

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Dutch White Clover is one of the most popular clovers used in lawns, but also has many other uses. Plant this perennial clover as a cover crop, groundcover, for erosion control or in your pasture mixture. The elegant, white flowers create a sweeping carpet of white. (Trifolium repens)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Groundcover
Groundcover
Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Soil Enhancer
Soil Enhancer
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 3-6" tall
Bloom Time Early Summer
SKU AAS5DXX

Plant Information

Dutch White Clover is an extremely versatile perennial clover. It can be used in lawns, pasture mixtures, as a cover crop, groundcover and for erosion control. It is known as one of the most popular clovers used in lawn mixtures.

Seed is Nitro-coated with 34% limestone and inoculated product.

Associated SKUs
AAS5DXX
AAS5D05 (5 Pounds)
AAS5D25 (25 Pounds)
AAS5D50 (50 Pounds)
Common Name Dutch White Clover Seeds
Botanical Name Trifolium repens
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 3-6" tall
Bloom Time Early Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb. per 500 Square Feet - 1/2 lb. per 1,000 Square Feet
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Groundcover, Erosion Control, Soil Enhancer, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information Seed is Nitro-coated with 34% limestone and inoculated product.
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 No

Planting & Care

Download our printable Grass Planting Guide, with Seeding Rates.

Create a Low-Maintenance Lawn or Add Nutrients to Your Soil with Grass and Groundcover Seeds.

Orchard Grass
Orchard Grass is a versatile variety that can be planted as a cover crop.

Getting Started: When to Plant

Planting Grass Seed in Fall or Spring: The ideal time to plant grass seed varies by hardiness zone, but is usually in the spring, once temperatures have reached a consistent 60 F and there is no more danger of frost. Grass can be planted through the end of July but no later. If you’re planting in the fall, wait until after there have been a few killing frosts so the seeds you plant will lie dormant until the spring.

Planting as a Cover Crop or Green Manure

If you're planting grasses, legumes or clover to replenish nutrients, suppress weeds or more, we recommend planting in early to mid fall. Let the grass grow until frost. Come spring, mow before it goes to seed and then till the soil. Wait 3-6 weeks before planting new crops.

Which plants are best for cover crops?

Clover, Peas, Vetch and Rye Grass.

Planting Rates: How Much Seed Do I Need?

Planting rates vary depending on the size of the seed. A larger seed (such as a Fescue) can be seeded at 10lbs/1,000 square feet. A smaller seed (such as a Bluegrass) can be seeded as low as 2lbs/1,000 square feet. To see planting rates for each individual variety, please view the chart on the back page of this guide.

If you’re still unsure of how much seed to use in your area, please give us a call at (877) 309-7333.

Preparing the Area for Planting

We recommend leveling the planting area as much as possible to eliminate high or low spots. Till the soil if possible about 4-6 inches deep, as the soil should be loose and clump free before planting. If your area is already somewhat bare and even, we recommend skipping the tilling process as it can promote new weed growth or unwanted grass growth. You can then add a product to help aerate your soil (such as LazyMan Liquid Gold™) to improve seed germination, but this is not necessary.

Step-By-Step Planting Instructions

Medium Red Clover
Medium Red Clover helps add nutrients to soil.
  1. After your soil is prepared, apply the seed at the recommended rate. See the back of the this guide for seeding rates. To make sure you're spreading the seed evenly, scatter 1/2 of the seed walking north to south and 1/2 of the seed walking east to west.
  2. If you have poor soil, you could lightly apply an organic fertilizer after seeding, although this is not a necessary step for strong growth.
  3. Many choose to cover their grass seed after planting, even though this is not necessary. If you do choose to cover your seed to help retain moisture and hold the seed in place, we recommend a maximum depth of 1/4”. You can cover the seed with topsoil, sterilized straw, or peat moss. Coated seeds such as Bermuda and Clover seeds should not be covered more than an 1/8” deep.
  4. Water gently and regularly, keeping the seeds moist until they begin to sprout. This could mean watering more than once a day if you’re having a dry spell. Once the seeds sprout, water deeply and less frequently. This helps to ensure a deep rooted, healthy lawn or meadow.
  5. Do not mow until your lawn is at the recommended height. This information can be found on our website at the specific product page. For most grasses, this is about 3-6 weeks after planting, but could be longer depending on growing conditions. Remember to be gentle when mowing the first few times — the seedlings will be somewhat tender.
  6. After mowing several times, you can apply an organic fertilizer to promote strong growth, but this is not a necessary step.

It may take weeks or even a month for the seeds to grow. Be patient. If you have any questions about germination time or planting, please don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 309-7333.

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Shipping

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American MeadowsDutch White Clover Seeds
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Lawn (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dutch White Clover Seeds

Growing very thick and strong. It is my understanding that this is a natural way to improve my poor soil areas in my yard. Nothing much has been able to grow in these areas...Read complete review

Growing very thick and strong. It is my understanding that this is a natural way to improve my poor soil areas in my yard. Nothing much has been able to grow in these areas but with a little watering in hot Oklahoma weather this White Clover is doing very well so far.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible Results!!!

Strange weeds never before seen in my yard have overtaken the
place where I planted the clover seed...must have been in the seed. Wish I had never planted clover.

Strange weeds never before seen in my yard have overtaken the
place where I planted the clover seed...must have been in the seed. Wish I had never planted clover.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will buy more next year

By 

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lawn
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

    Has done well seeded over existing lawn. High germination rate. Lush, green, very small-leaved clover great for lawns. Even growing in high shade areas of the lawn.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great lawn enhancer

    By 

    from Keeseville, NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lawn

      Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

      I've used clover to reseed sparse and bare spots in my lawn and it has helped keep the lawn green
      without added fertilizers, especially during this
      summer's drought.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great product, hope it comes back next spring

      By 

      from North Stonington, CT

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lawn

        Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

        using the clover instead of grass and it seems to be great,

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Terrible Results!!!

        By 

        from Tupelo MS

        About Me Master Gardener

        Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

        Strange weeds never before seen in my yard have overtaken the
        place where I planted the clover seed...must have been in the seed. Wish I had never planted clover.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is an amazing seed!

        By 

        from Western Washington

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fast Germination
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Erosion Control
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

          The fast germination was astounding! In 3 days it germinated. This is the second time I've used this seed, both times it germinated as quickly.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Clover all over!

          By 

          from Springfield, MO

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attracts pollinators
          • Great Ground Cover
          • Low Maintenance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Alternate Lawn
            • Ground cover
            • Insectary Plants

            Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

            I hand sprinkled this clover on heavy clay soil in Missouri. I left it untended, un-irrigated for 6 months and when I saw it this summer it was 6-12" high and had covered the entire area. I was relieved to see how hardy it was to survive without any care from me. Great product!

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            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy one to take care

            By 

            from San Benito ,Texas

            Pros

            • Easy to deal with
            • High Germination

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

                Excellent and nutritious product for my chickens.
                They love it ,but they can not keep on with it ,it will grow so fast that will keep them busy for hours

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Dutch White Clover Seeds

                By 

                from Tulsa, OK

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Great Cover Crop
                • Great Ground Cover
                • Greay Ground Cover
                • Grows in poor soil

                Cons

                • Requires Daily Watering

                Best Uses

                • Ground cover
                • Soil Improvement

                Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

                Growing very thick and strong. It is my understanding that this is a natural way to improve my poor soil areas in my yard. Nothing much has been able to grow in these areas but with a little watering in hot Oklahoma weather this White Clover is doing very well so far.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I would not buy this product again

                By 

                from Easton, MA

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

                Flowers for my honey bees

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great growth! Easy to seed.

                By 

                from Hedgesville, WV

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Seed
                • Sprouts Quickly

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Bee Yards
                • Feed Plots

                Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

                Planted 5 acres of seed and seed sprouted in approximately 2-3 weeks. Looking forward to seeing the flowers next year as are my bees. Great coverage even when doing by hand, as I did.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nothing but seeds

                By 

                from Homer, AK

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Germination

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

                    Planted in my yard for the bees. Somewhat slow to germinate and grow, but good germination rate. Seem to be taking hold now toward the end of the summer.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Not a Broad Leaf "Killer"

                    By 

                    from Apollo, PA

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Comments about American Meadows Dutch White Clover Seeds:

                    After numerous times trying to grow grass in problem areas, we decided that the lovely three-leafed clover would be the answer...and it was. Although clover (or any other plant) won't grow in our very shady areas, we're delighted that it has flourished especially in heavy traffic areas. We live in the country where most people don't pamper their lawns. As long as it's green and is doing well, we're all happy. Besides, the bees love the white blossoms...can't beat that!

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                    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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