|Weeping Dalea, Dalea greggii.|
March 23, 2006.
Arrowhead Ranch, Glendale, Arizona.
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An evergreen perennial, fast growing, with a 3 to 6 feet spread.
It forms numerous long, trailing, ground-covering stems from a woody base. It also forms roots at the nodes of long, trailing stems to form a tight, low mounding colony with evergreen gray-green compound leaves and spikes of small lavender to purple flowers in the early spring through the summer.
Gregg dalea's low height and small, silvery, blue-green leaves make it an attractive, easily established, low-maintenance groundcover for dry and arid sites.
Gregg dalea does not respond well to fertilizer and overwatering, especially in winter, although in our hottest summer weather supplemental water will help keep the foliage full.
Height: 12 to 24 inches tall, spreads 3 to 6 feet.
Flowers: Red - Purple to Light Pink - Purple. pea-like flowers about 1/4 inch long in very elongated clusters.
Blooming Time: March - May.
Leaves: Green, hairy, and palmately compound.
Found: The USDA claims Dalea greggii is native to the USA (NM), (TX). It is usually found on the Southern Trans-Pecos and Chihuanhuan desert; in Western Texas, & Southeastern New Mexico. It extends southward into northern & central Mexico. In mexico it is found in the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas.
Elevation: Native from 600 to 2,500 feet.
Soil pH requirements:
Habitat: Native to alkaline, rocky, limestone, hillsides. Does well in disturbed soil, roadways, sandy or gravelly areas. It takes low water, full sun to light part shade, and well draining soil. An ideal xeriscape landscape plant in Arizona.
Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken March 23, 2006. Arrowhead Ranch, Glendale, Arizona.
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