Clover
Dalea coerulea

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dalea (DAY-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: coerulea (ko-er-OO-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

By simple layering

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 21, 2008, The_Lorax from Quito
Ecuador wrote:

I live in the original range for Andean blue clover. I personally find it to be occasionally invasive, but the colour is so nice that I don't mind. It's extremely easy to propagate, and it's in almost every biome here in Ecuador, from the paramos to the amazon. It appears to be perennial in every biome.