Botanical Name: Dalea bicolor 'Monterrey Blue'
 Common Name: Dalea Monterrey Blue
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Perennial

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Blue

 

Flower Season

Fall

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

Grey

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Fall

 

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Butterflies

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Great background shrub with spikes of blue flowers in the fall. Mature size is usually 6-8' tall by 5-6' wide. Plants are evergreen in mild climates, but will freeze back with hard frosts. Fast growing. Flowers are deep blue spikes contrasting with fine textured grey green foliage. Deciduous in cold climes. Full sun, Well drained sites.
root hardy to 10f