Trailing Indigo Bush

Dalea greggii

Dalea greggii, also known as Gregg’s Dalea or trailing indigo bush, is a resilient, low-growing shrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Recognizable by its clusters of small, purple flowers and finely divided foliage, it thrives in arid environments.

This drought-tolerant plant is valued for erosion control, wildlife habitat, and its ornamental beauty, making it a staple in xeriscaping and desert gardens.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Near Native
Origin: Chihuauan Desert
Family: Fabaceae
Size: up to 15′ wide and 3′ tall
Sun: Full
Watering: Low once established
Growth Rate: Fast once established
Soil: Well drained soil is imperative
Temperature: Hardy to 15F
Disease and Pests: Root rot with poor drainage
Uses: Nectar source for bees, fixes Nitrogen in the soil
Notes: Trailing branches will root


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