Crimson Clover General Information

Crimson clover is a winter annual legume growing one to three feet tall. It grows well throughout Missouri and surrounding areas because it can endure wet and acidic soils. Like most clovers, crimson clover is able to set nitrogen. However, crimson clover cannot tolerate harsh winters, thus only being used for soil conservation, green manure, bees, wildlife and land beautification. It blooms bright red or a crimson color making it one of the prettiest clovers. Plant 15 to 20 pounds per acre August thru October or in spring for wildlife food plots.