Miniclover (Trifolium repens) is a perennial clover only growing to approximately 4 inches tall making it ideal for a lawn alternative or to mix with your current lawn grass. It also works great as a natural fertilizer similarly to Microclover. White clover takes nitrogen out of the air, bringing this most essential fertilizer "down-to-earth" by means of nitrogen-fixing bacteria living in nodes along the roots. Of course, all at no cost to you, in terms either of money or of maintenance. Miniclover, a very small leaved white clover, also produces stolons so that it can spread itself evenly over the ground. Adding just 2 - 5% of Miniclover to the turf seed mixture will result in a much-improved lawn. It has all the benefits of regular clover just packed into smaller leaves. Miniclover's ability to pull nitrogen from the air and fix or convert it to a usable form by the plants makes it a great companion for turf grass varieties just like Microclover. This is due to nitrogen fixation benefiting the turf grass plants as well producing a healthy, dense, and naturally fertilized lawn that will require very little fertilizer maintenance. The dense clover growth alongside the growth of the turf grass will force out existing weeds as well as prevent the establishment of new weeds. In addition Miniclover is very tolerant to low mowing heights just like Microclover. Miniclover is very low maintenance and it helps to carry this characteristic to what ever it may be planted with. Use Miniclover For: Lawn alternative As a lawn additive into existing grass Erosion control Cover crop Ground cover Use as a Microclover substitute.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Height: 4 inches
- Bloom Color: White