Dalea purpurea Seeds

Purple Prairie Clover Seeds

This drought-tolerant species is known for turning plains purple as far as the eye can see. A mid-summer bloomer, Purple Prairie Clover grows to be about 3’. Perennial.
Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Native
Pest / Disease Resistant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-36" tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Size No
SKU HC015866

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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SKU
HC015866
Details
Purple Prairie Clover (not a true clover) is one of the major color-makers in the Great Plains and western states. The deep purple flowers color whole swathes of the landscape.
This perennial variety is tough, growing in drought and dry conditions. The gorgeous, uniquely shaped blooms create a sea of purple and are easy to grow. There are approximately 290,299 seeds per lb.
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SKU
HC015866
Common Name
Purple Prairie Clover Seeds
Botanical Name
Dalea purpurea or Petalostemon purpureum
Seed Life Cycle
Perennials
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Ships As
Seed
Flower Color
Purple
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Non-GMO
Yes
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
12-36" tall
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall
Bloom Time
Summer to fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native, Pest / Disease Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
O
Ships To 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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