Leadplant

 - Amorpha canescens

Light: Full Sun, Partial
Soil: Sand, Loam
Moisture: Dry, Medium
Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Deer Resistant
Height: 2'-3'
Blooms: Jun, Jul
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Color: Purple
Spacing: 2'
Root: Taproot
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5-10 3" Pots $4.99
11-31 3" Pots $3.99
32 3" Pots $2.99

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Leadplant (Amorpha canescens) exhibits a unique display of both foliage and flowers. Spikes of iridescent purple flowers extend above the delicate silver-gray foliage in the heat of midsummer. The deep taproot makes it extremely drought tolerant and able to thrive in any well-drained soil. An extremely long lived plant, Leadplant is one of the few true shrubs of the prairie. As it is a woody shrub, the plant will take a few years to become fully mature, during which time it should not be cut back.

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