- Approximate seeds per pound: 292,000
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 6 - 9
- Height: 24 - 30 inches
- Bloom Season: Early to mid summer
- Bloom Color: Purple
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy, pH 6.2 - 7.5
- Temperature: 65 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 30 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: 1/16 inch
- Sowing Rate: 3 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 9 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Care & Maintenance: See: Prairie Clover
Prairie Clover (Dalea Purpurea Purple) - Prairie Clover seeds are perfect for a meadow, naturalized setting, slopes, or along road sides. The Dalea Purpurea plant prefers a full sun setting and well-drained soil. Purple Prairie Clover is a unique perennial that features lavender-purple flowers on slender spikes, and bees absolutely love the clover blooms. The flowers at the bottom of the spike bloom first, forming a wreath that climbs the spike as blooming progresses.
Prairie Clover plants are native to the north central portion of the United States. It is an excellent high protein forage for livestock, and it is drought tolerant due to an extensive root system. Native Americans made tea from the leaves, made dyes for skins, and medicinal remedies all from Purple Prairie Clover. It is truly a unique and one-of-a-kind perennial.
Prairie Clover seeds are easy to grow and establish. The recommended sowing method is to sow the Dalea Purpurea seed directly outdoors in the late fall. Prepare a clean weed-free seed bed. Sow the flower seed and lightly cover 1/16 inch. The Prairie Clover seeds will lie dormant through the winter, and will begin to germinate in the spring when temperatures warm. If rainfall is inadequate, water regularly until the Purple Prairie Clover plants are well-established.