Crimson Clover – Item #4683


Crimson Clover is an annual, non-aggressive legume that produces dark, strawberry-red blooms. Crimson Clover attracts pollinators to your garden and helps enhance your soil by adding nitrogen. It is often used as a cover crop in some areas of the U.S. This easy to grow, low maintenance variety adds beautiful color to your garden.

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Additional information

Weight 40 g
Dimensions 0.25 × 4 × 4.875 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Spacing: broadcast approx. 2″ apart

Sprouts In: 7-21 days

Thinning: not necessary

Crimson clover grows best in cool weather and planted in spring or fall. Direct sow outdoors after all danger of frost in spring for a summer annual, or 6 to 8 weeks before first fall frost for a winter annual. Plant in sun or partial shade in average, well-draining soil. Can overwinter in zones 6 and warmer.

Flowers can be harvested and used fresh or dried to make a delicious tea.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Trifolium incarnatum

Height: 24-36″ (61-91cm)

Bloom Period: Summer-fall

Type: Annual