Dalea purpurea
(purple prairie clover)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Mrs. W. D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

‘Stephanie’ more compact, greater flower production

Height: 12 – 24 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
deep taproot and extremely drought tolerant; requires excellent drainage, should be located in relatively dry locations


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

clustered, branched stems; upright vase shape

Foliage

tiny, feathery, compound leaves; dense but fine texture

Flowers

tiny, red-violet to hot pink clustered in a hoop or donut shape; flowers open from base to tip for long season interest; June-August

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