Trailing indigo bush

Dalea greggii

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Trailing indigo bush (Dalea greggii)
DAY-lee-ah GREG-ee-eye
Genus:  Dalea
Despite a soft, delicate appearance, trailing indigo bush is one of the toughest groundcovers around. The feathery, silvery green compound foliage makes the clusters of tiny, rosy purple flowers stand out at close range. The blooms, which occur most heavily in spring and summer, return sporadically the rest of the year. This plant is excellent for stabilizing soil on slopes because its stem nodes root wherever they come in contact with the ground.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Trailing indigo bush is a tough, attractive groundcovering plant that is native to the Southwestern U.S.
Care:  Grow in full sun and well-drained soil. It likes reflected heat.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara
Foliage Color
Silver/Grey
Uses
Ground Covers
Style
Desert Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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