Dalea purpurea

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Dalea purpurea

Common Name: Purple Prairie Clover

Family: Fabaceae

Origin: Central North America

Type: Native Perennial

Size: 18"h x 18"w

Exposure: Sun

Zones: Zone 4-9

Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

A tap-rooted perennial that has recently migrated over from the genus Petalostemon, Purple Prairie Clover is now another fabulous Dalea. Tolerant of drought, temperature extremes and clay soil, this native sports flower spikes like elongated thimbles throughout the growing season. The flower heads have an attractive gray coloring in bud, then open to a beautiful pastel purple. Deserving of a spot in every landscape Purple Prairie Clover decreases under heavy grazing.