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Purple prairie clover

Dalea purpurea

Information below provided by Prairie Nursery

“Gorgeous purple flowers with golden flecks, and elegant foliage on multiple upright stems give this native plant excellent garden form. Very adaptable to loam, clay, sand, or gravel – Puple Prairie Clover is easily grown in any sunny location with average to dry soils. The deep taproot supports a long-lived plant that is virtually impervious to heat and drought. Excellent in a variety of plantings including rock gardens, sunny perennial borders, native plant gardens or naturalized meadows. A pollinator favorite, Purple Prairie Clover provides nectar to a host of butterflies and native bees.

Uncommon in areas that have been disturbed by modern development, Purple Prairie Clover is a standard component in prairie restoration, and the rehabilitation of degraded areas. As with all legumes, Purple Prairie Clover is beneficial to the soil.”

CarePlant in full sun in dry to medium soils. Root division can be tricky as it does not like disturbance after it has become established.  

  • Genus : Dalea
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Characteristics : Attracts Bees
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Foliage Color : Green
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Bloom Time : Summer

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