Crimson Clover

Crimson Clover

Trifolium incarnatum Tender biennial legume. Up to18". Vigorous clover for cover cropping and bee forage. Rapid growth in cool weather makes this an excellent spring or fall green manure. Stunning crimson spikes on plants with bright green leaves make good cutflowers. Flowers produce a lot of nectar and attract several species of bees. More disease-resistant than other annual clovers. Will grow in most well-drained soils. Easy to mow. Survives a 28° frost, dies at hard frost. Seed at 25-50#/acre, ½-2#/1000 sq ft.

As cover crop: Good orchard cover crop because it tolerates shade and its fast germination and thick growth provide good weed control. Good between garden rows making a thick dark green carpet. Biennial, often—but not always—winter-killed in Maine, forms a thick mat that can be easily raked off garden beds in spring.

Raw seed; use with Alfalfa and Clover inoculant.

8025 Crimson Clover
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Clover is versatile, performs well in Maine’s cool humid climate and acidic soils, fixes atmospheric nitrogen, and attracts pollinators—what more could you ask for? The taller red clovers are better hay plants, as they have a more erect habit and greater biomass, and they dry more easily. Clover may be planted from late winter through early fall. Seedlings are slow to establish and will benefit from a nurse crop of oats.

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