Purple Prairie Clover

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Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)

Dalea purpurea(Legumes)

Native Purple Prairie Clover has lots of conelike heads of purple flowers that dance on top of wiry stems in summer. Small dark leaves give the Purple Prairie Clover a ferny appearance. This nitrogen-fixing legume is an important component of Midwestern prairies.


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Flower heads add color and movement in garden
Attracts butterflies
Good native addition to prairie seed mixes

Height

12-24 Inches

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Spread

12-18 Inches


Growing & Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun in well-drained soil. A thick deep taproot enables this plant to tolerate drought. May self-seed. Use in the perennial border, the native garden, wildflower meadows and prairies.

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 8

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