The Eastern Red Columbine (Dalea formosa, USDA DAFO) has showy, drooping, bell-like flowers equipped with distinctly backward-pointing tubes, similar to the garden Columbines.
Synonym(s): Parosela formosa
USDA Symbol: DAFO
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom Color: Red, Yellow, Purple
Bloom Time: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Notes: Native Habitat: Dry, scrubby areas.
Soil Description: Poor, dry, rocky soils. Limestone-based, Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam Clay
Conditions Comments: Will get leggy in good soil or if fertilized. Should be cut back in the spring. Good ground cover.
Missing Images: Plant, Leaf, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed
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