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Purple Prairie Clover

Dalea purpurea

Purple Prairie Clover is a nitrogen-fixing legume with tiny, purple flowers on compact, cone-shaped heads. It is attractive to butterflies and bees, adapts to many soil types and is drought tolerant due to its slender taproot.

Purple flower clusters
Attracts butterflies
Good wildlife food

More About Dalea purpurea:

Nitrogen-fixing plant that is an important component of Midwestern prairie restorations.

Gardening Suggestions for Purple Prairie Clover:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Butterflies
Average
Drought Tolerant
Dry
Midwest Native
Height:
12-36 Inches
Spread:
12-18 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
White Prairie Clover White Prairie Clover
Indian Grass Indian Grass

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
Attributes
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Sun-loving
Drought Tolerant
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage