Clover Seeds - Medium Red
- Seed Count: 500 Seeds
- Maturity: Blooms from late spring to early fall
- Plant Type: Perennial, nitrogen-fixing legume
- Height: Reaches about 8-16 inches
- Ideal for: Full sun or partial shade
- Soil Preference: Adapts to various soil types, prefers well-drained soil
- Drought Tolerance: High
- Uses: Soil improvement, forage crop, cover crop
History Medium Red Clover, an integral part of agriculture across Europe, Asia, and Africa, has a storied history. Known for its nitrogen-fixing abilities, this clover species has been used for centuries in crop rotations to enrich soil. Its popularity in sustainable farming practices stems from its effectiveness in improving soil health and providing quality forage for livestock. The deep red flowers not only contribute to its aesthetic appeal but also signify its role in the ecosystem as a pollinator-friendly plant.
Uses Medium Red Clover is celebrated for its multifaceted applications in farming and gardening. It's a key player in organic farming, used for soil enrichment due to its nitrogen-fixing capabilities. As a cover crop, it effectively suppresses weeds and prevents soil erosion. In addition to its environmental benefits, Medium Red Clover serves as a nutritious forage for livestock, enriching their diet. It also attracts beneficial insects to gardens, playing a role in the ecological balance.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions To cultivate Medium Red Clover, prepare a site with full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Sow the seeds directly onto the soil surface or with a light covering of soil. Water regularly to establish plants. This hardy perennial demonstrates vigorous growth and can adapt to various soil types, making it a reliable choice for different landscapes. Once established, it exhibits good drought tolerance, reducing the need for frequent watering. The plant's dense growth habit makes it effective in covering the ground and improving the soil structure over time.