Dalea formosa
Plants of the Southwest

Dalea formosa

Feather Dalea

Feather Dalea is a compact woody shrub 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide with delicate feathery leaves and tiny bicolored pea flowers - purple and yellow and fuzzy all at once. Grows in dry rocky or sandy soils from 3,000 to 7,000 feet. Very drought tolerant but water deeply occasionally if the rains don't come. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 5-9.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 56789


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