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Dalea greggii

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

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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


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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