Raw variety will contain more seeds per LB than coated seeds.
TRIFOLIUM incarnatum (Crimson Clover) - RAW is an annual clover species that is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It belongs to the Fabaceae family and is widely cultivated as a cover crop, forage crop, and ornamental plant in various parts of the world. Crimson Clover is appreciated for its bright red flowers, nitrogen-fixing capabilities, and benefits to soil health.
Crimson Clover typically grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 centimeters) and has branching stems with trifoliate leaves. The leaflets are oval or heart-shaped and have a V-shaped water mark. The most striking feature of this plant is its dense, cylindrical flower heads, which are bright crimson in color, giving the plant its name.
Crimson Clover prefers well-draining soils and can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and is often sown as a cover crop during fall or spring to improve soil fertility and structure.
Like other legumes, Crimson Clover is a nitrogen-fixing plant. It forms a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria (Rhizobia) in its root nodules, enabling it to convert atmospheric nitrogen into a form that enriches the soil. This makes Crimson Clover an excellent choice as a green manure or cover crop to improve soil fertility naturally.
The vibrant red flowers of Crimson Clover are attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, making it beneficial for supporting pollinator populations.
Crimson Clover is often utilized as a cover crop in agricultural settings to enhance soil health and fertility. Its quick growth and ability to outcompete weeds make it an effective weed suppressor. It can also be used as a forage crop for livestock and as a nitrogen-fixing component in crop rotation systems.
Overall, Crimson Clover is a valuable plant for sustainable agriculture and gardening practices due to its nitrogen-fixing properties, soil improvement benefits, and attractiveness to pollinators.
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Scientific Name: Trifolium Incarnatum
Common Name: Crimson Clover
Plant Type: Annuals
Zone: 3 to 9
Native Range: South Eastern Europe, South Western Asia
Full Growth Height: 24-36"
Width in Across: 12-24"
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring(Late), Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Fall
Flower: Showy, Edible
Flower Color: Crimson
Tolerate: Drought, Deer
Water Requirement: Low, Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Sand, Loam, Clay, Well-Drained
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral
Uses: Ground Covers, Beds and Borders, Prairies and Meadows, Salads