BOTANICAL NAME: Lotus corniculatus
DESCRIPTION: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.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W/Matures 24-52/Harvest 8/Yield 165/Spacing 24-36" or broadcast
WHEN TO PLANT: spring or summer
GERMINATION DAYS: 14-28
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 10,000 seeds, sows 800 square feet
SEED CODE: C
DAYS TO MATURITY: 2 months
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly, Perennial, Fodder Crop