Crimson Clover Cover Crop Seeds

#7280
This packet sows approximately 178 square feet.
Availability: In Stock
While the names are similar, crimson clover is different than red clover. This annual clover has larger, elongated flower heads with deep red, long-lasting blossoms that invite beneficial insects, such as ladybugs and bees. Like other clovers, crimson clover fixes nitrogen, but it's faster growing for quick benefits to your garden. Crimson clover grows best in cool weather, so grow it as a spring or fall cover crop. For maximum nitrogen, till, mow, or cut back with a weed trimmer at end of bloom and before seeds form. Grows in a variety of soils but does best if soil is well drained. Plants tolerate some shade so you can sow crimson clover in between rows or under tall plants, such as with corn or under fruit trees. A beautiful addition to fill spots in flower beds and borders. Flowers can be harvested and dried to make a delicious tea with a light, refreshing flavor.
$3.29 40 grams

Botanical Name: Trifolium incarnatum

Days to Maturity: 70–90 days

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Europe, Turkey, Madeira Islands

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual. Hardy to -10°F.

Plant Dimensions: 12"–36" tall, 8"–12" wide

Variety Information: Upright plant with a taproot, typical 3-leaflet clover leaf and elongated, 1"-long flower heads with crimson flowers that open in succession from bottom to top. Crimson clover grows best in cool weather. In USDA zones 6 and warmer, it is grown as a winter annual for flowering the following spring. Flowers are produced only under long-day conditions (more than 12 hours of daylight).

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

When to Sow Outside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Can overwinter in USDA zones 6 and warmer.

When to Start Inside: Not applicable.

Days to Emerge: 7–21 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Scatter seed about 2" apart

Thinning: Not applicable

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Crimson Clover Cover Crop Seeds Reviews

4 reviews
Love these red flowers!
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I've been growing these clovers now for two years in my garden for 1 part as a cover crop but I grow them mostly because the bees are crazy for them & the red flowers makes a delicious tea.
Simone

Crimson clover
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I love it they're coming up right now after all this rain we got.
Laura

Great
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Loved the clover. Didn't come up as thick as I planted but I think that was my fault. They were really pretty when bloomed.
Carol Carol Northcutt

Love this plant!!!
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I grew Crimson Clovers earlier this year to protect my Swiss Chard by confusing moths & I fell in love with the Crimson Red flowers & the bees had a field day. Going to start more soon for fall food supply for the bees.
Simone

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