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Medium Red Clover Seeds

 
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Medium Red Clover is a legume that is perfect for planting as a cover crop to loosen soil, or to provide nourishment to crops in between seasons. Short-Lived Perennial. (Trifolium pratense)

Zones 3 - 8
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Groundcover
Groundcover
Soil Enhancer
Soil Enhancer
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
SKU TRP

Plant Information

This legume is extremely adaptable and easy to grow in most soil and climate conditions. It is a biennial, meaning that it will produce growth in the first season and blooms in the second.
Associated SKUs
TRP
TRPLB (1 Pound)
TRPLB5 (5 Pounds)
TRPLB25 (25 Pounds)
TRPLB50 (50 Pounds)
Common Name Medium Red Clover
Botanical Name Trifolium pratense
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1 lb covers 5,445 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 27,225 sq ft.
25 lbs covers 3 acres
50 lbs covers 6.25 acres
Seeds Per Pound 272,000
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Easy to Grow, Groundcover, Soil Enhancer, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information A short lived perennial used as hay, pasture, and silage for animals, or a cover crop that builds nitrogen and organic matter.
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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Hardy and Reliable

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from Grand County Colorado

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • requires little to no care once established
  • Versatile

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      Comments about American Meadows Medium Red Clover Seeds:

      I planted this seed both in the late fall of 2016, and early spring 2017, after snow melt in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at 8500 ft. The site is a steep hill with full sun exposure. The soil is sandy with gravel and large rocks. The site was scarred from heavy construction equipment years ago and had nothing growing on it. I did nothing to prepare the site as it is too steep to work on, though I did my best to press the seeds into the soil at the time of planting. By mid/late June 2017, the clover had filled in nicely (with some small bare patches, I'll need to reseed) and appears to be stabilizing the site. I do occasionally water when we have gone weeks with out rain. It is growing well and has a lovely clover fragrance while in bloom.

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      ordered 2 lbs...planted it and something else came up ...

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      from columbus, ohio

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      • Small In Size

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      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Medium Red Clover Seeds:

      I ordered two pounds of red clover and received a bag that said "red clover" and planted it and a smaller leaf clover came up with tiny yellow flowers that they said was probably "sorrell"...which they don't even sell as far as I can tell. Was told I could get back the money for the item and $2 shipping (after first saying no shipping and I am sure they would charge more shipping than that)...or could receive another 2 lbs of red clover (now mid summer) and put it in a cool place to plant next year...and hopefully not sorrell again. They said someone would check it first, but the first package was labelled "red Clover" so no telling what I will get...hopefully red clover...won't know until I plant it next year..

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      4.0

      Red Clover

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      from Granbury, TX

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      Comments about American Meadows Medium Red Clover Seeds:

      I love all kind of clovers as a soil improvement

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      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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