White Clover


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Cover crops can be planted in spring, summer or fall! Remember that ¼ to ⅓ of your growing area should be planted to green manure cover crops every year. This ensures your soil stays healthy and productive.

Seeds will store for at least 1 to 2 years.


White Clover is very popular with both rural and urban customers. It is a nitrogen-fixing legume that is commonly grown in lawns, gardens, pastures and deer plots. The low-growing plants can withstand foot traffic as well as mowing or grazing. 

White clover grows well in all soils, including both sand and clay. It tolerates full sun and shade. Once established, plants spread by above-ground stems or stolons that help fill bare spots without additional seeding. 

A healthy stand of White Clover can fix between 70 and 120 lbs of nitrogen per acre (1.5 - 3 lbs/1000 sq. ft) and scavenges other nutrients adding fertility to the soil. It also provides habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects. Its biomass breaks down easily when mowed or tilled, producing readily available organic matter. 

It can be planted into bare soil or overseeded into existing vegetation such as grass turf. If planting into an existing cover, vegetation should be cut short, and the ground scarified before seeding to help with germination. A thin top dressing of soil with the seed can also be used. (For more information see Benefits Of Growing A White Clover Lawn).

Grows as a perennial in Zone 3 or warmer. It can be planted in spring or fall, however, young plants require at least 6 weeks of growing season before freezing temperatures if planted in fall. The plants are hardy and can be mowed when needed. 


250g covers approximately 1000 sq. ft
1 kg covers approximately 4000 sq. ft

FOR PLANTING PURPOSES ONLY. Seed should not be used as food or feed.

Can be used with EcoTea Seed Inoculant for increased nutrient efficiency, improved root development and higher disease resistance. 

Quick Guide

  • Latin Name: Trifolium repens
  • Hardiness: Perennial in zone 3 or warmer
  • Growth Rate: Slow to establish. Fast once established 
  • Germination: 21 days
  • Planting Dates: Feb 15-Jun 1 or Aug 15-Oct 15 
  • Seeding Rate: 250g-500g per 1000 sq. ft (11kg-22kg per acre)
  • Max Planting Depth: 0.25” deep or broadcast and tamp to 0.25” deep
  • Growth Habit: Low-growing ground cover. Typically 3-6" tall. Spreads by above-ground stems or stolons.  
  • Benefits: Adds nitrogen to the soil, roots loosen ground to improve tilth & drainage, breaks down quickly when mowed, feeds pollinators
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Usual Seed Life: 3-5 years
  • Cover Crop Management: Mow when needed

Highest Quality Standards

Our cover crop seed comes from high-quality stock and is tested for germination. We've selected the best varieties available to maximize each species' potential.

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