Southwest Plant of the Month – Trailing yellow dalea – Dalea capitata

Aug 13, 2020 | Plant of the Month

General Information

Plant Form Ground Cover Plant Size 1′ x 5′
Plant Type Evergreen Water Usage Low
Sunlight Sun Colors Yellow


Physical Description: 
Low mounding ground cover with dense, finely divided, lime-green foliage and neat, little, yellow flower spikes in fall.

Care and Maintenance:  Drought deciduous and may look sparse without some supplemental irrigation. Freeze damage possible in severe winters.

Gardener’s Notes:  “Sierra Gold” is the named cultivar of this Mexican species selected for heat and drought tolerance, cold hardiness and its low spreading habit.

Information from:   https://desertblooms.nmsu.edu/plantadvisor/

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