Trifolium repens. Perennial. White Dutch clover does best from spring or fall sowing, and it will overwinter even in Zone 4, down to -34°C (-29°F). It spreads by underground runners that call for more thorough tillage in the spring. Allow two weeks for this clover to break down in the soil. 500g of White Dutch Clover cover crop seeds covers approximately 404m2 (4,350 ft²).
Are chafer beetles causing your lawn grief in early spring? Consider replacing your lawn with White Dutch clover, or at least inter-planting with your grass seeds. This clover is very hardy, and will stand up to foot traffic. It can be mowed with regular lawnmowers.
Use White Dutch clover as a nitrogen fixing cover crop, or as a long term ground cover, either on its own, or in combination with grasses. It tolerates wet conditions and foot traffic. It reduces soil compaction and improves soil health. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow White Dutch Clover.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
White Dutch clover does best from spring or fall sowing. Sow from the last average frost date and for up to 8 weeks later, and again in the fall, 8-10 weeks before the first frost date. This perennial is hardy to Zone 4: -34°C (-29°F).
Sow seeds 5mm (¼") deep.
For nitrogen fixation, allow the plants to reach flowering stage. Clover spreads by underground runners that call for more thorough tillage in the spring. A simple garden fork works well for this purpose. Allow two weeks for this clover to break down in the soil before planting the next crop.