Dalea bicolor var. argyrea
Silver prairie clover, Silver dalea, Silver bush dalea
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Image Gallery: 4 photo(s) available
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
, TX Native Habitat:
Limestone uplands from central Texas westward. Well-drained sand, clay, caliche.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun Conditions Comments:
Nice groundcover for xeric areas where its silvery foliage can be used to best effect. The fine ferny texture of black dalea foliage contrasts well with other plants such as prickly pear cactus and grasses. Use this fast growing, mounding shrub
in any dry garden situation that calls for both flowers and a defined form.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Showy, Blooms ornamental, Aromatic, Mass planting
Use Wildlife: Nectar-bees, Nectar-insects, Cover, Browse, Leaves-rabbit.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Larval Host: Sulfur butterflies, Dogface