Trifolium pratense

Trifolium pratense

Red clover

Previous scientific name(s): Trifolium pretense var. frigidum, Trifolium pretense var. sativum

Tall, short-lived perennial, used widely in pasture mixes and as a rotation crop. Adapted to cool, moist sites. Poor acid tolerance. Easily established; cold hardy.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Precipitation: 
18 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 10 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
53.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
275,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloat or Nonbloat: 
Bloat
Cold Hardiness: 
Hardy