Dalea purpurea Seeds
Purple Prairie Clover Seeds
DetailsPurple 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.
HAS5GQP (1/4 Pound)
HAS5G01 (1 Pound)
|Common Name||Purple Prairie Clover Seeds|
|Botanical Name||Dalea purpurea or Petalostemon purpureum|
|Seed Life Cycle||Perennials|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||12-36" tall|
|Bloom Time||Summer to fall|
|Seeds Per Pound||290,299|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Average, Well Draining|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil|
|Native To||North America|
|Native To||The North American Great Plains|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to grow, Native, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes|
|Storable||Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.|
|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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