Pollinator Cover Crop Seed Mix

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Our Pollinator Cover Crop Seed Mix features a varied mix of easy-to-grow legumes, including Clover, Alfalfa, Vetch, and Sainfoin. Small white, pink, purple, and gold flowers attract and nourish pollinators. Hardworking legumes suppress weeds, fix nutrients into the soil, improve soil condition, and prevent erosion. This is an excellent choice for groundcover and covercrops, as well as lawn replacement, or adding to a wildflower meadow. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
Zones 4 - 8
Bee Friendly
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Easy To Grow
Soil Enhancer
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 12-72" tall
Bloom TimeEarly spring to late summer

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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What's in this Mix?

(12-72" tall) Pollinator Cover Crop Seed Mix  features a varied mix of easy-to-grow legumes. This mix will grow over 48" tall if left untrimmed. This is an excellent choice for groundcover and covercrops, as well as lawn replacement, or adding to a wildflower meadow. When planting cover crops, we recommend planting in early to mid-fall, and letting it grow until frost. Come spring, mow before it goes to seed, and then till the soil to add organic matter. Wait 3-6 weeks before planting new crops. Hairy Vetch, one of the varieties in this mix, is not recommended as pasture for grazing animals.

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Medicago sativa Vernal Alfalfa Perennial Purple 15-36" tall Late spring
Melilotus officinalis Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover Biennial Yellow 48-72" tall Late spring to mid summer
  Onobrychis viciifolia Sainfoin Perennial Pink 36" tall Late spring to mid summer
Trifolium alexandrinum Berseem Clover Annual Cream 18-30" tall Late spring to early summer
  Trifolium michelianum Savi Balansa Clover Annual White-Pink 36" tall Spring
Vicia villosa Hairy Vetch Annual Purple 24" tall Early to late spring
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Associated SKUsAM018270
AM018138 (1 Pound)
AM018139 (5 Pounds)
AM018140 (10 Pounds)
AM018141 (25 Pounds)
AM018142 (50 Pounds)
Botanical Name
Trifolium michelianum Savi, Trifolium alexandrinum, Melilotus officinalis, Onobrychis vicifolia, Vicia villosa & Medicago sativa
Common Name
Balansa Clover, Berseem Clover, Yellow Sweet Clover, Sainfoin, Hairy Vetch & Alfalfa
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Life Cycle
Mix of Annuals & Perennials
Bloom Time
Early spring to late summer
Flower Color
Mature Height
12-72" tall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Wildflower Mix or Specie
1 lb covers 1,850 square feet
5 lb covers 9,250 square feet
10 lb covers 18,500 square feet
25 lb covers 46,250 square feet
50 lb covers 92,500 square feet
Soil Type
Average Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet
Neonicotinoid Free
Bee Friendly, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Soil Enhancer
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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