90-120 days. Annual. Also known as Italian Clover. Nitrogen-fixing legume often grown for livestock feed or wildlife forage, yet pretty enough for the flower garden! Crimson flower heads are great bee forage. Planted thickly, also makes a superior cover or green manure crop, with its ability to smother out weeds and fix atmospheric nitrogen into the soil. This lovely, versatile plant should be much more widely grown!
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 45-80 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 3-4"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Trifolium incarnatum
Growing Tips: Sow spring in cold winter climates, spring or fall in warmer areas. Sow in place, barely covering. Inoculation is recommended. Mow when flowers appear.