Dalea (Petalostemon) purpureum

Purple Prairie Clover

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A prairie wildflower, Purple Prairie Clover is a heavy bloomer with intensely red-violet flowers at the tips of the stiff, upright stems. Being a deep-rooted legume, Purple Prairie Clover also adds valuable nitrogen to the soil. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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$9.99
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 76750

Details

18" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). This prairie wildflower that endears itself to everyone who sees it in flower. Purple Prairie Clover is a heavy bloomer. The intensely red-violet flowers punctuate the stiff, upright stems, adding a nice structural element to the garden. Being a deep-rooted legume, Purple Prairie Clover adds valuable nitrogen to the soil and helps keep it fertile for neighboring plants. Well adapted to many different soil types, even tolerating clay.

SKU 76750
Common Name Purple Prairie Clover
Botanical Name Dalea (Petalostemon) purpureum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 18" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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4.0

Good for Utah clay

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from Cedar Hills, UT

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Dalea (Petalostemon) purpureum:

    Thrives well on hot, south-facing clay hillside with little water.
    Minor floral display the first year, but came back bigger and more beautiful the following seasons.
    Foliage is virtually evergreen in current location.

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    Deceased

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    from high desert NV

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    Pros

    • Arrive Alive

    Cons

    • Past 2 Years No Growth
    • Tried 201414 - All Died

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    • To Keep Alive

    Comments about High Country Gardens Dalea (Petalostemon) purpureum:

    Tried these for 2 years, all died. Second year, I took extra care in planting, location, watering and feeding. The three grew about 2-3" and died back. No evidence of any return for 2015.(so far?) Will not order these again!!

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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