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Dalea greggii

 
Dalea greggii
A year after planting, it's engulfing some neighbor plants
trailing indigo bush, Gregg's prairie clover

Common name trailing indigo bush, Gregg's prairie clover
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple (spring)
Size 9-12"
Light sun
Cultural notes very well-drained soil; drought-tolerant

Mounding evergreen plant from western Texas, showing off a profusion of purple flowers starting in spring. Because the finely compound silvery-green foliage can spread to several times as wide as it is high, it is often used as a groundcover, especially in sloping areas. Benefits from shearing early in the year, before new growth starts. I spotted the first few flowers on our specimen in early December, after planting a purchased plant in May. By then, it had already grown considerably. It continued to grow vigorously the following spring, but so far has bloomed only sparsely. Which is OK, the foliage is just dandy.

Dalea greggii
Just planted, late May
trailing indigo bush, Gregg's prairie clover
Grown nicely, mid-September
Dalea greggii
First flowers, early December

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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