Dalea candida

White Prairie Clover

 

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White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida) is a wonderful prairie wildflower, with showy white flowers that are sweetly fragrant and very attractive to butterflies.

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Buy now and we'll ship your order during the ideal planting time for your region. Orders with this item will begin shipping the week of Feb. 25 and continue through mid-June. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU HBLXG21

Details

15-18”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.
SKU HBLXG21
Common Name White Prairie Clover
Botanical Name Dalea candida
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 15-18" tall
Mature Spread 12" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
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 Guides

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.
  • Special comments:

  • Allow the herbaceous types to re-seed. Seeds are also eaten by songbirds, so deadheading is not recommended.

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display on the cart at checkout after you enter your zip code. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from Feb 25 through mid-June, warmest zones first.

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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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