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O'Connors Strawberry Clover

O'Connors Strawberry Clover

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Strawberry Clover is a perennial, low growing plant that resembles White Clover.  It is native to the Mediterranean region and is grown throughout the world. O’Connors is an improved cultivar of Strawberry Clover that was developed in Australia.    It is noted for its ability to establish on wet saline and alkaline soils and is more hardy and tolerant of harsh environmental conditions (such as flooding) than white clover.  Being a legume, strawberry clover is able to take nitrogen from the air and fix it in the soil through action of bacteria on their roots.  It produces pink flowers from May to November and develops prostrate stems that root freely.  It will grow in a wide range of climates but is particularly suited to the western and upper plains states of the U.S. Grows 12 inches high.

 CLICK HERE to download O'Connors Strawberry Clover technical data sheet as seen below.

Live seeds per ounce:

19,000

Seeding rate per ounce:

200 sq ft

Climates

Western and Northern U.S.

Native To:

Mediterranean

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Exposure:

Sun-Light Shade

Height (inches):

12

Bloom Period:

Spring-Fall

Flower Color(s):

Pink

Germination Period:

7-14 Days

Water Requirements:

Moderate

  • Grows in wide range of soils and conditions, pH 5.3 to 8.2
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Rapid germination and establishment
  • Nitrogen fixing legume, lower fertilizer requirement

Uses: Ground Cover, Lawn Substitute, Erosion Control, Pastures, Cover Crops, Soil Improvement, Pollination

Seeding Rates: For ground cover or erosion control, 5 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 13 pounds per acre.  For pasture, 2 pounds per acre.

Establishment:
In southern climates seed in late winter to early spring and late summer to early fall.
In northern climates seed in late winter to early spring or when temperature is 40⁰ or greater at night.
Strawberry Clover does best with a soil pH between 5.3 and 8.2 If pH is low add lime to adjust.
Germination in 7-14 days under optimal temperature and moisture conditions.
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Specifications:
O’Connors Strawberry Clover (Trifolium fragiferum)         
98% Minimum purity
80% Minimum Germination
10% Minimum Hard Seed*
90% Total Germination and Hard Seed
315,000 seeds per pound
* Hard seed is viable seed that takes longer to germinate

 

 Click Here for Instructions on planting clover seed.

 

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