Clover

Red Clover
Red CloverPacket: ~825 seeds (1.75 grams) More info40 available
The most widely adaptable clover (Trifolium pretense), native to Europe, Western Asia and North Africa, but naturalized across the United States. Typically grown as a nitrogen fixing cover crop in colder climates, but we’ve also had success growing it in Southern California. The blossoms make a nice tea. Takes some and water to establish, so consider starting in seedling cells and transplanting during warmer seasons and direct sowing outside in rainier ones. Choose plantings carefully, as the plants travel through runner roots and spread readily wherever water is available. 120 days to establishment. Perennial. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Photo credit: Qwrt! Licensed via Creative Commons.
$3.75
White Clover
White CloverPacket: ~1,350 seeds (1.5 grams) More info2693 available
A gorgeous ground cover (Trifolium repens) that produces showy white blossoms once established. Consider the following information, culled from Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition, the quintessential cover crop text: "White clovers are a top choice for 'living mulch' systems planted between rows of irrigated vegetables, fruit bushes or trees. They are persistent, widely adapted perennial nitrogen producers with tough stems and a dense shallow root mass that protects soil from erosion and suppresses weeds. Depending on the type, plants grow just 6 to 12 inches tall, but thrive when mowed or grazed. Once established, they stand up well to heavy field traffic and thrive under cool, moist conditions and shade. " Takes some and water to establish, so consider starting in seedling cells and transplanting during warmer seasons and direct sowing outside in rainier ones. Choose plantings carefully, as the plants travel through runner roots and spread readily wherever water is available. Perennial. 120 days to establishment. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
$3.75
Tomcat Clover
Tomcat CloverPacket: ~850 seeds (1.5 grams) More info234 available
Tomcat Clover (Trifolium willdenovii) is a perennial, nitrogen fixing plant native to the Western parts of North America with a lilac / purple blossoms. In wild habitats this clover will grow in early winter and flower in the late spring. Plants can reach a little over a half foot tall and foliage is broader leaved and longer than other clover types. Grow for cover crop or beneficial insect attractors. Broad cast seeds during the late winter, or establish out of season by starting seeds in seedling cells and transplanting outdoors in regularly irrigated soil. Tomcat Clover is a perennial that flowers approximately 90 days from seeding in ideal growing conditions.
$3.75