OTHER COMMON NAMES: Common Sainfoin / Holy Clover
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Onobrychis Viciifolia / Onobrychis Sativa / Onobrychis Viciaefolia
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost in Spring / Fall
BLOOM TIME: Late Spring - Early Fall (Repeat Bloomer)
HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 10
PLANT HEIGHT: 24 - 32"
PLANT SPACING: 3 - 6"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average
QUANTITY: 50 Seeds
OTHER: Sainfoin is a beautiful flowering forage legume. Its showy flower spikes can carry as many as 50 blooms per head, & provide nectar for bees & butterflies. The plants flower twice a year – once in the spring & again in the fall.
Sainfoin has many beneficial uses. Being a legume, it is able to fix the nitrogen in the soil to make it more fertile so is grown as a cover crop & green manure crop. Sainfoin is most commonly grown for livestock either for grazing, hay, or silage. It is high in tannins & protein & said to be a food preferred by cattle & sheep. The plants are also more tolerant of both drought & frost than alfalfa or clover. If you need to grow a crop for forage, why not grow one of the most beautiful?
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Aug 17, 2022
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May 11, 2022
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May 16, 2021
Planted these right after I got them and they are great! Even the baby seedlings are so unusual and pretty. Can't wait for them to get bigger!
Mar 28, 2021
Well packaged! Good germination!
Mar 1, 2021
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