Dalea purpurea var. purpurea

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea

Purple prarie clover

Previous scientific name(s): Petalostemon mollis, Petalostemon purpureus, Petalostemon purpureus var. mollis

Formerly known as Petalostemon purpureus. Low to moderate moisture requirement; full sun to partial shade. Leguminous perennial with cylindrical spikes of small red to purple flowers. Blooms June to August along dry banks, hillsides and prairies.

Varieties: 
Kaneb

Selected for release from three tested accessions for its superior vigor, height and stand development. Kaneb is a native legume useful in reclamation plantings throughout the western prairies. (Released 1975, source of ecotype: Manhattan, KS)

Bismark

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 24 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 8 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
14.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
210,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Red - Purple
Blooming Season: 
Summer