Black Dalea

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Black Dalea

Dalea frutescens
Black Prairie Clover
2

3 feet
2

3 feet
South-central US (OK, NM, TX) and northern Mexico
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Deciduous; nearly evergreen, with silver fernlike leaves. Purple or pink blooms appear intermittently from spring through fall. Dalea is a low mounding shrub, resembling lavender, lantana or a small Texas sage; it makes a great groundcover for rocky areas with rocky soil or extreme heat. Use it around strongly formed plants like agaves. Dalea is fairly easy to establish, but provide good drainage, avoid fertilizer and don’t overwater (especially in winter).

Maintenance

None required. Fast growing.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
2-3' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Purple
Bloom Time:
July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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