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Alsike Clover

Trifolium hybridum

Alsike clover is a semi-erect biennial or short-lived perennial. Grows from a crown that produces many prostrate stems up to 1 m in length and a height of 30-60 cm. Flowers are dense clusters on the ends of secondary branches from the main stem; globe-shaped pale pink/white, fade to brown and 2.5 cm in diameter. 1-3 seeds per pod ~1.5 million/kg 


  • High nutritive value

  • Productive in cool temperate areas late in the season where it's too dry to sustain white clover 

  • Likes full sunlight

  • Tolerant of poor drainage will grow on peaty soil

  • Grows in an area of 500mm of rainfall

  • Grows in a broad pH range of acidity/alkalinity 

  • Tolerates low fertility areas

  • Free of oestrogen risks.


  • Low production in winter

  • Low shade tolerance

  • Can cause photosensitisation and big liver syndrome in horses and sometimes in cattle. 

  • Potential for nitrate poisoning

Mix suggestions
Grasses:  phalaris, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass