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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Pioneer Farm

  • Hardiness Zones


    This clover is used primarily as a cover crop and fodder, but it is also a good nectar source for bees.

    Latin Name

    Trifolium incarnatum


    Family

    Fabaceae


    Also Known As

    Italian Clover


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Crop

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Dry Soil
  • Clay Soil

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Europe


    History

    George Washington planted red clover extensively as a cover crop at all his farms.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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