Dalea purpurea (Purple prairie clover)


Type: Legume

Area: Prairie

Height: 18″ – 3′

Bloom Months: July, Aug

Color: Rose

Sun: Full Sun

Moisture: Med-Dry

Soil: soil can contain significant amounts of loam, clay, sand, or gravel

Host: Colias cesonia (Dogface Sulphur, Southern Dogface), Hemiargus isola (Reakirt’s Blue)

Attracts/Benefits: Small Butterflies, Skippers, Bees, Honeybees, Bumblebees, Wasps

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Sharon Yiesla

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SKU: 910 Category:


Description from Possibility Place: Purple prairie clover has fine delicate foliage and is complemented by magenta to purple flowers that bloom upward on cylindrical spikes. The flowers begin to bloom at the base of the 1 to 3 inch dense spikes traveling upward. Purple Prairie Clover is great used in the front of a border or in a larger mass in a naturalized setting. It is a host plant for Dogface Butterflies. This striking prairie plant prefers a well drained site with average moisture and is drought tolerant. Purple Prairie Clover occurs naturally on dry glades, prairies, and savannas.

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