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There is both red and white clover seed in this blend. Clover is tolerant to low PH soils which makes it adaptable to many soil types.
Ladino white clovers are larger leafed, later blooming and more upright growing than either small or intermediate white clover types. Under optimal fertility and management, ladino white clovers are more productive than other white clover types. However, Ladino clovers are not dependable reseeders and have fewer stolons and leaves close to ground level. Because of these reasons, ladino clovers have lower grazing persistence. Intermediate clovers are exactly as their name implies: intermediate. Flowering period and leaf size fall between small and large-type white clovers. Intermediate types typically reseed more dependably than ladinos, possess many stolons and leaves at ground level, and produce more forage than small types. Because of these traits, intermediate types of white clover persist well in grazing situations.
Grows about four to eight inches high. Spreads to fill in empty spaces. Tolerates dog urine. Provides nitrogen (up to 2 pounds of n/1000 square feet) for the other grasses in the lawn, eliminating the need to fertilize. Looks good especially if it is blended evenly throughout the lawn. If you are putting in a new lawn, add clover at a rate of two to four pounds/acre (0.7 to 1.4 ounces per 1,000 square feet) to your seed mix and stir it up well. A little goes a long way.
Red clover is the most widely grown of the true clovers. The plant is an herbaceous perennial with a number of leafy stems rising from a crown. Stems reach 2 to 3 feet under favorable conditions. The plants are highly nutritious and palatable both as pasture and hay. Acreage in red clover in the United States is estimated at 8 to 10 million.
In mild winter climates growth continues in winter, followed in early spring by the development of leafy flower stalks. Leaves are trifoliate with leaflets narrow at the base and broad at the terminals. Both leaves and stems are hairy. The flower heads are elongated and pointed, bright crimson in color, and contatin up to more than 100 florets. Crimson clover is excellent for winter and spring grazing in mild winter areas. It also yields good bay crops.
Its special merit is its adaptation to wet soils, even tolerating some flooding. It is more tolerant to both acid and alkaline soils than other clovers. The stems are quite slender, up to 3 feet long, and tend to be prostrate except in dense stands. The trifoliate leaves are long stemmed with obovate leaflets. Flower heads are not at the terminal of the main stem but are at the terminals of branch stems.
A biennal that is very easy to establish. An extremely popuplar clover for bee keepers. Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover can be grown in a wide variety of soils that range from droughty to semi-saturated. Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover has a very deep root system that will bring insoluble nutrients such as potassium and phosphorous to the soil surface.