AZ Arboretums

Dalea greggii

Trailing dalea

Common: Trailing Dalea, Prostrate Dalea, Trailing Indigo Bush, Trailing Smoke Bush, Gregg's Dalea
Family: Fabaceae-Papilioniodea
Origin/Range: Rocky limestone hillsides in western Texas, southeastern New Mexico, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Hidalgo, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Puebla, and Oaxaca.
Light: Full sun
Infrequent; once every week or per two weeks; gets twiggy when stressed
Soil: Tolerant; requires adequate drainage

Perennial sub-shrub, 1 to 2' H x 6' W.

Mounding, creeping ground cover.

Numerous long, trailing, ground-covering stems from a woody base will root at the nodes to form a tight, low mounding colony with evergreen gray-green compound leaves and spikes of small rose-lavender to purple flowers in early spring through summer.

Foliage hardy to 15°, root hardy below that. Good, fast growing, soil stabilizing groundcover.

Small, pea-like, lavender flowers bloom in February and throughout summer.