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Crimson clover

Trifolium incarnatum

'Crimson clover' is a plant in the Trifolium genus with a scientific name of Trifolium incarnatum.

Used as a cover crop and green manure to fix nitrogen, especially in organic farming. Fixes between 70-150 lbs/acre of Nitrogen from the air and releases other beneficial nutrients when lightly plowed into the earth. Blooms are very fragrant and will draw benefitial insects including lady bugs and bees as well as earthworms. Will also draw aphids.
Crimson clover can handle light frosts or freezes down to about 15 degrees farenheit. It blooms in late summer to early fall and can self-sow.

Crimson clover grows as an annual and is a flower. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally growing to a mature height of 45.0 cm (1.46 feet), Crimson clover grows with a ground covering habit. This plant tends to bloom in late summer.

Crimson clover is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Crimson clover

  • Medium

Remember to water Crimson clover moderately. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.6 and 7.5 as Crimson clover likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Crimson clover from seed

Transplanting Crimson clover

Companion plants for Crimson clover

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Crimson clover so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Crimson clover

These plants will not grow well with Crimson clover so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Crimson clover problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Crimson clover plants:

Other names for Crimson clover

Italian clover

Crimson clover care instructions

How long does Crimson clover take to grow?

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