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Alsike Clover Certified Organic CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Trifolium hybridum. Despite its Latin name, this is an open pollinated species of clover that is native to Europe. Alsike Clover Organic grows where many other clovers will not. It tolerates heavy clay soil, and even areas prone to flooding. It fixes nitrogen, and makes an excellent forage for honey bees, bumble bees, and other pollinators. It is a weak-stemmed plant that uses neighbouring grasses to keep it upright to a height of around 40cm (16″), though it can grow a little taller in high grasses. This perennial clover can also be mowed back fairly hard when needed. It is best suited to cool summer growing in full sun. Alsike can fix 60-120 lbs of Nitrogen per acre per year. It is hardy to Zone 3.

Note: Alsike can be toxic to horses, so it should not be used in grazing pastures. If grown for hay, it should be kept to less than 5% of the total mass.