Prairie, Purple Prairie Clover

Dalea purpurea
$2.99 to $12.25
SKU: 0965
  • Perennial and hardy to zone 4
  • Plants grow to 1-3 feet tall
  • Bright purple blossoms mid-summer through fall
  • Grows well on most soils
  • Fixes nitrogen in the soil for increased fertility

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(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 zone 4.

Start Indoors: In Early Spring

Germination: 10-20 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - 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 mid-spring to early summer. Very drought tolerant once established.