Botanical Name: Dalea capitata 'Sierra Gold'
Common Name: Dalea Sierra Gold  
Plant photo of: Dalea capitata 'Sierra Gold'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Gold, Yellow


Flower Season

Spring, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, With Rocks


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Small usually evergreen groundcover-like shrub to 1' high and 3' wide. Moderately fast. Abundant late spring to summer yellow spikes blooming into fall. Full Sun, Drought Tolerant. Best to cut to ground periodically in spring to induce new luxurious growth. Rabbits seem to avoid. Well drained sites. Mexican native. Can look scruffy in winter
root hardy to 5f