Trailing Indigo Bush, Trailing Smoke Bush
Dalea greggii

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dalea (DAY-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: greggii (GREG-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hereford, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Fairfield, California

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Austin, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 4, 2013, shindagger from Oklahoma City, OK wrote:

I really like this plant. It forms a good, dense, low growing, light silver ground cover. It blooms in winter and looks good all season. It needs good drainage and will grow in a hot dry place without suffering in drought or intense heat without watering. The foliage smells like crayolas. Trimming it back some in late winter before new growth starts makes for a neater appearance if it gets ratty and tangled looking.

Neutral

On May 9, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Origin: Southwest (U.S.) - fast growing.