Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

 Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay

Height: 2 feet

Spread: 2 foot

Blooms: July, August, September

Root: Taproot

Habitat: Prairies, Savannas, Limestone Glades 

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Boulevard plantings, Drought tolerant

Wildlife Value: The nectar and pollen of the flowers attract many kinds of insects, including honeybees, bumblebees, cuckoo bees, long-horned bees, leafcutter bees, Halictid bees, Plasterer bees, Sphecid wasps, Tiphiid wasps, Syrphid flies, bee flies (Bombyliidae), Small butterflies, Skippers, and Beetles. Host Plant: Dogface Sulphur Butterfly

Seed Origin: Ontario

Germination Code: A

Dalea purpurea - Purple Prairie Clover

  • Purple Prairie Clover is a legume that helps to fix nitrogen in soils and improve the long-term health of native plant communities. Its thimble shaped flowers that bloom from bottom to top attract many types of native bees. The foliage is striking and remains attractive throughout the growing season.