5 Pound Pack Crimson Clover Seed, Tested 98.8% Pure Seed, Uninoculated, non GMO, Dixie Variety Crimson clover is an a annual clover used for cover crops, silage, forage, erosion control Many home owners use crimson clover seed for erosion control or as a beautiful ground cover Crimson clover is grown from the Gulf Coast region to Southern Ohio clear to the West Coast Seeding Rate: sow crimson clover seed at 1/2 lb - 3/4 lb per 1,000 square feet or 20 to 30 lbs per acre Grows to 1-3' and has striking crimson blossoms in quantity. Where winter is above -10°F (-23.3°C), it is sown in late summer, is dormant in winter, resumes growth in spring, and flowers in May. Crimson clover fixes up to 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre, and prefers well-drained, loam soils with good organic matter content for best results. It is an excellent choice for underseeding as it grows well in the shade of other crops. Easier to incorporate in the spring than Hairy Vetch. Do not use for frost seeding as it won't handle the cold nearly as well as red clover. Crimson clover will not re-grow after close grazing or mowing once flowering has begun. Crimson clover does best in cool, humid weather and will perform poorly in the heat of summer.