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How To Order: This species is sold in quantities of 3 lbs. If you order Qty: 1, you are ordering 3 lbs. Examples: 1 = 3 lbs, 25 = 75 bs.


Common Name: White Dutch Clover

Scientific Name: Trifolium repens

Native / Introduced: Introduced

Main Uses:




~Lawn alternative

Height: 4 - 8 inches

Colors: White

Flowering Season: Spring and late summer

Soil Types: Well drained

Tolerances: Some acidic and alkaline soil

Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 18 - 25 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 8 - 10 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 850,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall or spring

Planting Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch

Stratification Requirements: None

Category: Forb



White Dutch Clover is a versatile plant that originates from Europe and is known for its short, long-lived, prostrate, and stoloniferous growth habit. This nitrogen-fixing legume is particularly well-suited for environments with moist, cool, well-drained soils, typically clay to silty loam. It exhibits tolerance to a range of soil pH levels, from weakly acidic to alkaline, enhancing its adaptability to different conditions.


This legume is considered one of the most important species for pastures, often planted alongside pasture grasses to create a high-quality forage combination suitable for intensive grazing and hay production. White Dutch Clover is both palatable and nutritious, making it a valuable resource for livestock and wildlife. Its significance extends beyond pastures, as it plays a crucial role in hay production, pasture mixtures, and even lawn blends. Furthermore, it serves as an effective tool for erosion control in various settings, including roadsides, stream banks, and mine sites, showcasing its hardiness and adaptability across different application.



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Photo Credit: Kim Starr

White Dutch Clover


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