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Crimson Clover Seeds

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Overview
Crimson Clover's strawberry-red blooms add fun color to any meadow. Crimson Clover can help enhance your soil and attract pollinators and beneficial insects to a garden, pasture, or meadow. Gorgeous on its own as a cover crop or alternative lawn, this clover is not aggressive and looks beautiful paired with other wildflowers like Texas Bluebonnets. Annual.
key features
Botanical Name
Trifolium incarnatum
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Mass Plantings, Erosion Control, Soil Enhancing
Growing Zones
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Seed Coverage
1 lb. covers aprox. 1,500 Square Feet.

Description

In a garden, Crimson Clover makes a good companion plant as it helps suppress weeds, boosts nitrogen levels in soil, and attracts beneficial insects to keep harmful pests at bay. In a meadow, annual Crimson Clover grows easily, and adds deep red blooms for a burst of color without crowding out other flowers.  

Crimson clover is native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia Minor, and was introduced to the United States as a forage and cover crop in the 1800's. It has a shallow root system and grows quickly, making it a favorite choice for cover crops or green manure to prevent erosion and improve soil nutrients. Crimson Clover grows best on well-drained, fertile, loamy soils, but it is adaptable and can be grown in clay or sandy soils. This cool season grower thrives in temperatures between 40-70 °F and may struggle to grow in intense heat or cold. It may reseed in optimal conditions, but for best results, sow fresh seed each season.