The Dirty Gardener Red Clover Seed
Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense) - Red clover seeds are an important forage legume grown widely in the temperate regions throughout the U.S. extending from the Northeast through the Midwest to eastern North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas and into the upper South. Red clover is becoming increasingly important in the Deep South where it is used as a winter annual. It is also grown in many areas from bulk clover seeds in the Pacific Northwest and other regions of the U.S. It is considered to be a short-lived perennial clover, meaning it typically lasts 3 - 5 years; however, it will often persist beyond this due to self-seeding. Trifolium pratense, the red clover  is an herbaceous species of flowering plant in the bean family fabaceae, native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa, but planted and naturalized in many other regions. A tall (2-3'), quick-growing clover. Sow in spring, summer or fall, alone or with grain/grass at 1/2 lb./1,000 sq.ft. (15-20 lb./acre). Will grow in more acid soil (pH 5.0-6.0) than other clovers if lime is applied at seeding time. Widely grown biennial used for Nitrogen addition and hay crops. Large plant with big leaves makes it an ideal grazing crop. Red clover may be the best choice for frost seeding; it is extremely cold hardy and does well in most soils and growing conditions. it does, like most clovers, perform poorly in hot weather unless seeded into a crop canopy. Incorporate fully for best results. Mammoth Red clover will fix up to 70-110 lbs. nitrogen per acre. The long tap roots loosen soils and mine phosphorus and other nutrients from deep in the soil.
- Flowering red clover is as cute as it is functional
- Produces small, reddish-pink blooms atop fern-like foliage
- Helps loosen soil, boost its nitrogen levels and helps prevent soil erosion
- Popular forage plant for cattle, horses and wildlife
- Grows well in heavier, well-drained soils - avoid dry and sandy soils