Rose Clover


rose clover

Management and recommendations

  • Test soil and follow lime and fertilizer recommendations
  • Soil pH should be 6.0 to 8.0
  • Plan acreage needed (0.5 to 0.8 acre/cow+calf)
  • Graze or hay warm-season grasses to about two inch height before planting
  • Disturb sod with light disking and plant 12-16 lbs/acre
  • Rose clover will provide grazing from March to mid-May
  • Will also provide about 80 lb nitrogen/acre that will be available to
    warm-season grasses through nutrient cycling

Overton R18 rose clover was released as a public cultivar by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (now Texas A&M AgriLife Research) in 1991, in cooperation with the Soil Conservation Service.  Foundation seed of Overton R18 was first offered to seed producers in September, 1991.

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