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Dalea lutea Sierra Moonrise ~ Yellow Dalea

Dalea lutea is native to the central mountains of Mexico into Guatamala. The finely textured green leaves can bring a lush look to a desert garden. Dalea lutea has a conical spray of yellow flowers at the tips of the branches from Summer through Fall. Dalea lutea is tolerant of a range of soil types but requires decent drainage. The Yellow Dalea grows to 6 feet tall and wide. Dalea lutea will show foliage damage 25°F but will often recover if temperatures drop below that. Dalea lutea is drought tolerant once established. Dalea lutea Moonrise does well with mid day shade. Butterflies are attracted to the flowers, birds like the seeds.

Dalea lutea, Yellow Dalea

Yellow flowers of Dalea lutea - Yellow Dalea. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants in the Dalea genus featured on this site:
Dalea frutescens * Black Dalea

Butterflies will be attracted to your garden with Dalea lutea:
California Dogface
Dwarf Yellow Sulfur
Fiery Skipper
Northern White Skipper
Orange Sulfur