White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $5.00

This member of the legume family is known for its tall, slender, showy upright clump habit, with fine textured green leaves that are larger than the purple prairie clover. The showy clusters of white flowers that appear like ‘buttons’, opening from the bottom upward. The clumps bloom from June-Sept., often a week later than the purple prairie clover. Seedheads persist for winter interest. Adapts to many soil types and is drought tolerant due to its slender taproots. A true beauty whose blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies!
Culture: Full sun to light shade, average, moderate or high moisture soils. A very adaptable plant.
Use: Wonderful plant to compliment other native perennials in the garden and to attract butterflies.
Native Environment: Prairie
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Color: White
Fall Color: Yellow
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Season of Interest: May to July
Soil Moisture: Dry / Moderate / High
Wildlife Benefit: Cover / Food/Birds / Butterflies / Native Bumble and Honey Bees
Nature Attracting: Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Tolerate: Drought