Red Clover Seeds

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Red Clover - 200x Seeds

Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense) establishes vigorously and is commonly grown as a green manure or fodder crop, valued for its Nitrogen fixation, which increases soil fertility by fixating Nitrogen out of the atmosphere and into the soil. For this reason, Red Clover is often used as part of a crop rotation program.

The green leaves have three leaflets, with a characteristic pale crescent in the outer half of the leaf. The flowers are large sphere-shaped, clustered and rose-colored. The flowers and leaves of Red Clover are edible and can be added as garnishes to any dish. Due to its beauty, it is also used as an ornamental plant.

Red clover is often recommended as a ‘living mulch’ for between rows of trees, vegetables, or fruit bushes. Its ability to thrive in moist, shady places and tolerance for traffic make it perfect for those locations, and its nitrogen production is beneficial for the neighbouring plants. The shallow yet dense root system prevents erosion and suppresses weeds.

Bees love red clover flowers for both pollen and nectar. People who grow fruit or trees which rely on bees for pollination may find that the presence of white clover improves pollination.

Red Clover adapts to a wide range of climatic conditions, soil types, fertility levels, use patterns and management. 


Each seed packet contains a minimum of 200x seeds and germination notes. 

Seed Starting Method Direct sow
Prepare the area by raking or scratching the surface of the soil
Sowing Depth 1mm
Growing Season Spring, Autumn and Summer (or frost free times)
Germination Time 10-35 days at around 12-18c
Hardiness Hardy perennial 
Planting Position Partial sun, moist well soil
Days Until Maturity   
Growing tips Water the seeds immediately after spreading them and keep them moist until the clover is established

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