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Prairie Clover

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Minimum Purchase:
100 units
$5.99
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender,
Bloom Season
Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Sun,
Usage
Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Flowering, Ponds & Water Gardens,

Reviews (1)

  • 4
    The best plant ever

    Posted by Holda on 13th May 2016

    This plant came packaged all scrunched up but once it was planted it is thriving well.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Prairie Clover - Dalea Foliosa

For those who are looking for a bright, purple-shaded plant to bring life to one's landscape, look no further than the Prarie Clover (Dalea adenopoda). As a member of the legume family called Fabaceae, these flowering plants add essential nutrients like nitrogen back into the soil. This perennial is indigenous to Florida, thus given the nickname, Tampa prairie clover. English apothecary, Samuel Dale was named after the beautiful Prairie Clover.


The Prairie Clover is widely regarded for its medicinal properties, bee hosting abilities and adding nitrogen to the soil. Dalea is a genus of the flowering legume family and is also referred to as Indigo Bush. There are over 200 species of the prairie clover. Two of the most popular species is the purple prairie clover and the white prairie clover.

The Purple Prairie Clover has slender hairless stems that grow around one to two feet tall.

They typically grow in clusters and have conically shaped flowers that bloom ½ to 2½ inches upward toward the highest point on the stem. Prairie clovers have compacted stamens around its cone shape with spiky flowers. The taproots of these plants can reach up to 6.5 feet deep and have fibrous roots attached which promote drought intolerance. Some significant areas to plant prairie clovers would be along banks, foothills, prairies, and plains.

 Ideal planting regions are the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, and Pacific Northwest. Prairie clovers should be planted in dry loam or sandy soil. Many different species of bees will be attracted to the prairie clover and fertilize it. Prairie clovers make nutritious forage for wildlife as it is high in protein. This plant is very beneficial to native grasslands because it promotes nitrogen fixation. The clover is used in various seed mixtures for prairie land replenishment and re-vegetation. Parks, rest areas, roadsides and recreational areas would be useful places to use prairie cover for ornamentation.

Prairie Clover develops best in full sun.