If you’ve ever come across a Lemon Dalea in spring or fall, you may be inclined to think that it is named for the masses of lemon-yellow flowers that appear on spikes when this groundcover is in bloom. If you’ve ever stepped on a Lemon Dalea, however, you probably know that the plant is named not for its yellow flowers, but for the scent of lemon that fills the air when its leaves are disturbed. These tiny, aromatic, bright green leaves are densely packed on low-growing, trailing branches that are tinged with red at the tips. Lemon Dalea is beautiful in borders and medians, rock gardens, along walkways, and in any tight garden spaces.
Height: 8 – 12 inches
Width: 3 – 4 feet
Bloom color: Yellow
Flowering season: Spring, Fall
USDA minimum zone: 6
Cold hardiness: 0° F


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