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  • 6/13/2006

Crimson Clover

Trifolium incarnatum (Fabaceae)

An upright, winter annual native to Europe, but has naturalized throughout temperate North America. The deep red to scarlet flowers are tightly congested arising from an elongated stalk. Will adapt to virtually all soil types. Prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 6-12 inches
Germination: 7-21 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 65-68F
Sowing depth: 1/8"
Blooming period: March-May
Average seeds per pound: 160,000
Seeding rate: 15 lbs. per acre
Suggested use: Erosion control, roadsides, meadows, vacant lots.
Miscellaneous: Do not plant Crimson Clover with other wildflower varieties; it has a tendency to become very competitive and crowd out other flowers.

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