A winter annual, crimson clover is grown in the Gulf Coast region (except Florida) to Southern Ohio, and west of the Cascades. It is tolerant of medium soil acidity and will grow readily on both sandy and clay type soils. It is an important winter annual forage in the south, with growth continuing through the winter with the amount influenced by temperature. It thrives in mixture with grasses, provides excellent winter grazing, makes good hay. It is high in nutritive value when harvested for forage in the pre-bloom stage. Flower heads are long, crimson, and very showy. Crimson clover and annual ryegrass make an excellent cover crop mixture for improving the texture, organic matter and tilth of soil.
Seeding rate 20 to 30 lbs/acre.