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Clover – Crimson


Crimson Clover is a highly effective and 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.

**For larger quantities than listed for sale please contact us for availability and pricing.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 30 – 37.5 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 15 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 5 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 60 square feet.

1/4 Pound $6.00

Covers approximately 725 square feet.

1 Pound $8.25

Covers approximately 2,900 square feet.

5 Pound Bag $16.50

Covers approximately 14,520 square feet.

10 Pound Bag $28.90

Covers approximately 29,040 square feet.

25 Pound Bag $61.90

Covers approximately 72,600 square feet (1.6 acres).

50 Pound Bag $103.15

Covers approximately 145,200 square feet (3.3 acres).

250 Pound $577.50

Covers approximately 726,000 square feet.
Pick up only or call to arrange shipping.

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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