Rose Clover (Trifolium hirtum) is a self-regenerating, aerial seeding annual legume that’s an ideal component of any self-regenerating pasture mix. Mostly grown on lighter soils where it has an advantage over Subterranean Clover and Medics, Rose Clover will provide quality palatable feed up in a rotationally grazed system until flowering. Rose Clover is a productive annual legume, suited to short term farming systems with mostly winter rainfall (regions of NSW slopes and Western Australia).
Rose Clover should be sown soon after the ‘autumn break’ into reasonably fertile soils that aren’t subject to salinity or periods of waterlogging. Rose Clover is a companion to other self regenerating legumes such as Subterranean Clover and Crimson Clover, or combined with high quality annual and italian ryegrasses.
- Annual cool season legume
- Suited to lower rainfall regions
- Suited to lighter soils where it has an advantage of subterranean clover
|15-25kg/ha as standalone, 3-6 kg/ha in mix
|300-500 mm average p.a with autumn, winter, spring rainfall
|Grazing with sheep, cattle, horses, silage, hay production
|Annual legumes such as sub, crimson, medics, Ryegrasses