- Variety Info
- Sowing Info
Days to Maturity: 70–90 days
Native: Europe, Turkey, Madeira Islands
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual. Hardy to -10°F.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Plant Dimensions: 12"–36" tall, 8"–12" wide
Variety Info: Upright plant with a taproot, typical 3-leaflet clover leaf and elongated, 1"-long flower heads with crimson flowers that open in succession from bottom to top. Crimson clover grows best in cool weather. In USDA zones 6 and warmer, it is grown as a winter annual for flowering the following spring. Flowers are produced only under long-day conditions (more than 12 hours of daylight).
When to Sow Outside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average first fall frost date. Can overwinter in USDA zones 6 and warmer.
When to Start Inside: Not applicable.
Days to Emerge: 7–21 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: Scatter seed about 2" apart
Thinning: Not applicable