White Prairie Clover
Details15-18”tall x 12” wide. White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida) is a wonderful prairie wildflower. The showy white mid-summer flowers of this legume are sweetly fragrant and very attractive to butterflies. The plants have finely textured clover-like foliage and add nitrogen the soil helping the plants around it to grow more robustly. White Prairie Clover is well adapted to growing in poor, dry soils.
|Common Name||White Prairie Clover|
|Botanical Name||Dalea candida|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||15-18" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Planting And Growing Tips For Prairie Clover (Dalea) a genus of New World wildflowers that includes both woody and herbaceous species. These plants are legumes and fix nitrogen into the soil. Preferred growing conditions:
- Plant in most any soil including clay with full sun conditions.
- Mulching is not needed.
- Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plants. Once established, infrequent, deep watering is fine.
- Fertilizing is not needed, as they are legumes that fix nitrogen from the air and put it into the soil.
- Allow the herbaceous types to re-seed. Seeds are also eaten by songbirds, so deadheading is not recommended.
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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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