Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)

Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)

This isn’t the purple clover most people have seen. Purple Prairie Clover forms clumps and doesn’t spread. Bright purple flowers burst from small bases.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Dry
Height:    2 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    Purple
Spacing:    12-18″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Birds

Design Tips

Purple Prairie Clover grows from a cmall clump and eventually has dozens of bright pink flower stems. It’s short enough to place near borders and among other short plants. Clovers improve soil quality by capturing nitrogen from the air and putting it into the soil.

Companion Plants

White Prairie Clover
Prairie Coreopsis
Prairie Dropseed
Little Bluestem