Southwest Plant of the Month – Broom Dalea – Psorothamnus scenarios

Plant Form – Shrub
Plant Type – Semi-evergreen
Sunlight – Sun
Plant Size – 3’ x 4’
Water Usage – Low
Colors – Black, purple

Physical Description: Large mounds of intricately branching gray to blue-green, almost leafless stems with profusion of late summer, small, indigo-blue to purple pea-like flowers.

Care and Maintenance: Must have deep, loose, well-draining, sandy soil. Very difficult to transplant once established. Not readily available.

Gardener’s notes: Excellent for naturalizing sand dune areas. Plant from seed. Native to El Paso’s sand hills.

Southwest Plant of the Month material courtesy of NMSU ACES:
http://desertblooms.nmsu.edu/plantadvisor/