(Dalea purpurea) Bright purple blossoms mid-summer through fall.
Stunning when planted with Butterflyweed, Black-
Eyed Susan, and any of the shorter prairie grasses.
An important prairie legume that fixes nitrogen in
the soil. Grows 1-3' tall on most well-drained soils
ranging from dry sand to clay. Perennial. Hardy to
In Early Spring
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil.
Transplant outdoors no later than August 1 to
ensure good root development. Also easy to grow
when direct seeded into a weed-free seedbed in midspring
to early summer. Very drought tolerant once