Clover – Crimson


Crimson Clover is a highly effective, manageable cover crop. If it is planted in the early fall it will establish a dense carpet of vegetation that provides excellent ground protection. Crimson Clover is sensitive to acidic soils and will not survive in prolific standing water. It is extremely shade tolerant and will grow up to approximately 20” in height. During May and June it will draw a great appeal for the crimson blanket that will begin to bloom. Crimson Clover is also valuable because it will add nitrogen back into the soils where it grows, which can be utilized by garden plants. Seeding should not be done at depths more than 1/2 inch into the soil. This is an annual that will die during the first frost, but may reseed itself and return the following year. It is native to Europe and has adapted itself to many different soil types.

Seeding rate is 7 lbs per acre using a seed drill to plant in rows. If broadcast planting you will need double to double and a half that rate.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 5 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 75 square feet.

1/4 Pound $6.00

Covers approximately 730 square feet.

1 Pound $8.25

Covers approximately 2,900 square feet.

5 Pound Bag $16.50

Covers approximately 14,500 square feet.

10 Pound Bag $28.90

Covers approximately 29,000 square feet.

25 Pound Bag $61.90

Covers approximately 72,500 square feet (1.7 acres).

50 Pound Bag $103.15

Covers approximately 145,000 square feet (3.3 acres).

Scientific Name

Trifolium incarnatum

Product Type

Forage Legume






Introduced species



Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Weeks to Bloom

7 to 8 weeks


3 to 10

Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



Nectar, Pollen


Bats, Bees, Beneficial Insects, Birds


The flowers produce abundant nectar and pollen that attract European honey bees

Light Requirement

Part Sun/Shade, Full Shade

Planting Season


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