Dalea purpurea

Common name: Purple Prairie Clover

Native plant

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 occurrs naturally on dry glades, prairies, and savannas.

(Synonym: Petalostemum purpureum.)

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Growth rate

Slow

Flower color

Purple

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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