Cbi 6950trefoil
Days To Maturity : 60
Germination Days : 14-28
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 10000
Spacing : 24-36
Square Foot Coverage : 800
When To Plant : Spring
When To Plant : Summer
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Birdsfoot Trefoil CBI-6950

Low-growing (mat-forming) perennial legume

that is extremely tough and drought-resistant.

Excellent fodder, holds and covers soils.

Bright yellow-and-red, very showy flowers. Good choice for an area that will get little care, needs to be kept low and neat, or for arid pasture.
Does well on slopes, walls, or as a lawn substitute. Builds fertility with no care. BOTANICAL NAME: Lotus corniculatus


Most reliable in spring to autumn sowings in warm soil. Drought tolerant once established, but needs moisture at first. Easier to sow if you mix this packet with one quart or more of soil and broadcast carefully onto 800 square feet raking in lightly. Can also be sown in flats and transplanted in late spring. Fast growing-may be mown to keep height even or to keep blooming. Tolerates poor drainage. Can be grazed 90-120 days after planting. Coated with OMRI-approved organic inoculant.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W/Matures 24-52/Harvest 8/Yield 165/Spacing 24-36" or broadcast
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly, Perennial, Fodder Crop
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easiest legume cover crop
on 06/10/17 by DP in Western WA

We've found bird's foot trefoil to be the easiest perennial legume in our difficult soil on a north slope of glacial till, and in our difficult climate. Red clover volunteers but cultivating it has been much harder. Bird's foot trefoil makes an good understory plant for blueberries, fruit trees on the south side, and in the lawn. The beautiful yellow flowers bring beneficial insects too. It tolerates acid soil, wet or drier conditions, and the rabbits don't seem to go for it either.