100% Pure Crimson Clover Mix
Crimson clover is an annual plant producing a dense rosette of upright stems, topped with elongated heads of bright scarlet flowers, up to 5 cm long. The flowers are generally self-fertile but not self-pollinating, relying instead on bees and other pollinating insects.
Crimson clover is commonly used in agriculture as a nitrogen-fixing cover crop. The plant is widely grown as a protein-rich forage crop for cattle and other livestock. It is suitable to be made into hay and is a fast-growing bulky green manure.
Wildflowers are very important in supporting our native insects and animals. Not only do they encourage high biodiversity, but they also make a pretty and colourful addition to the garden.
Why Choose Ivisons Crimson Clover Wildflower Mix?
✔ 100% Crimson Clover
How To Sow Ivisons Crimson Clover:
- Choose the area wisely. Wildflower mixtures generally persist well in areas of low fertility. If the soil is highly fertile it may be necessary to remove or strip existing topsoil and sow on to sub-soil.
- Remove all existing vegetation from the area. This can be done by hand, digging it out, or you can use a weed killer.
- Once all the vegetation has been removed, the soil will need digging over to a depth of no more than 10 cm. Any deeper and you're more than likely to bring up more weed seeds to the surface.
- Once dug over, rake the area to create a flat seed bed.
- Sow the seeds at the recommended sowing rate.
- Firm down the area either using a roller or simply trod on the area to improve seed to soil contact.
- If the soil is dry it should be watered, however, it's important to avoid saturating the area.