Dalea greggii

Trailing Indigo Bush
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1′ x 3-5′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Desert Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

13-Oct

Dalea greggii is a Texas native low height mounding creeping ground cover. It produces small silvery blue-green leaves. It makes an attractive easily established low-maintenance groundcover for dry and arid sites. It grows 6 to 12 inches high. It is especially useful for stabilizing slopes and rocky areas in poor soil. Dalea greggii does not like fertilizer and overwatering especially in winter. In the hottest weather supplemental water will help keep the foliage full. It grows mainly in limestone in the Southern Trans-Pecos and into Mexico it is adaptable to other soils as long as they are well drained. It will produce new growth in spring after pruning. It has purple pea-like flowers on short spikes which are not noticeable from a distance but are attractive up close.

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