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Weeping Dalea

Weeping Dalea

Regular price $7.40 USD
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Plant Type: groundcover
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: purple
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Weeping Dalea, scientifically known as Dalea greggii, is a low-growing, spreading groundcover or small shrub native to the desert regions of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. This plant is noted for its drought tolerance, unique weeping form, and delicate purple flowers, making it an attractive choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert landscapes.

Growing to about 1 to 2 feet tall, Weeping Dalea can spread 4 to 6 feet or wider, forming a dense mat of fine, blue-green to gray-green foliage. The leaves are small and pinnately compound, creating a delicate, fern-like appearance. In spring and intermittently throughout the growing season, it produces clusters of small, purple flowers that are attractive to bees and butterflies. The flowers add a subtle splash of color to the landscape and contribute to the plant's overall ornamental value.

Adapted to full sun, Dalea greggii thrives in well-draining soil and is extremely drought-tolerant once established, requiring minimal supplemental watering. Its ability to spread and form a dense ground cover makes it effective for erosion control on slopes and in areas where other plants might struggle to establish.

In landscaping, Weeping Dalea is often used as a groundcover in sunny borders, as an addition to succulent gardens, or to cascade over walls and ledges in rock gardens. Its low water requirements and attractive foliage and flowering make it suitable for water-wise garden designs and habitats focused on supporting pollinators.

Overall, Weeping Dalea is a versatile and attractive groundcover plant, ideal for gardeners looking to add texture, color, and ecological value to dry, sunny areas. Its ease of care, drought tolerance, and ornamental qualities make it a popular choice for a variety of landscaping projects, especially those focused on sustainability and native plant use.

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