Dalea greggii (Gregg's Dalea)

$ 11.98

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Gregg’s Dalea features silvery, blue-green leaves and clusters of small, pea-shaped purple flowers in summer. It is an attractive, low-maintenance groundcover for dry and arid sites in full sun. It is particularly useful for erosion control on rocky slopes, or in areas of reflected heat. 

Gregg's Dalea does not like fertilizer and overwatering, especially in winter. It will also struggle in heavy soil. Supplemental water in the summer will help keep the foliage full. Shear the foliage relatively severely in early spring to keep the dense shape. It may not survive temperatures below the teens.

Gregg’s Dalea is perfect for borders, rock gardens and hillsides.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Full sun
Bloom color Purple
Bloom time Mid summer to mid fall
Mature height 6-12 inches
Mature spread up to 4 ft
Attracts Bees, butterflies
Host plant Dogface butterfly and multiple other butterflies
Notes Native bee, bumble bee and honey bee friendly. Needs good drainage.

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)