Single Packet of 4,000 Seeds
Grow a field of Crimson Clovers, from freshly harvested Trifolium incarnatum clover seeds. Crimson Clover is a beautiful flowering legume that produces crimson red florets. The flower heads are roughly 1 to 2.5 inches in length and a good 3/4 inch to an inch wide. The foliage is green and appealing to the eye, measuring 24 to 36 inches tall. Crimson Clover flowers are known to produce an abundance of nectar, attracting all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden. You will find that honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies & hummingbirds will cling to these beauties.
Crimson Clover is categorized as an annual cover crop. Annuals will establish themselves from seed, growing quickly and blooming profusely through the warm months of Summer. The plants will later die with the first killing frost. You can collect Crimson Clover seeds from dried flowers to regrow the following season. Seeds can also fall to the bare ground beneath, allowing fresh, new plants to establish the following season.
Crimson Clover plants are also known as scarlet flower, German clover, Italian clover, French clover and carnation clover. They are well established in to Southern states as a winter annual, due to their ability to grow in cooler temperatures. In the Northern states, Crimson Clover is established as a summer annual. Crimson Clover is also known to produce generous amounts of hay when harvested before the mid-bloom stage. The plants can be very beneficial to livestock and are extremely nutritious, offering up to 25% of crude protein.