Leadplant

Amorpha canescens

Leadplant has unique foliage and flowers, with spikes of iridescent purple flowers extending above the intricate silver-gray foliage in the heat of midsummer. A deep taproot makes this plant extremely drought tolerant and able to thrive in any ...

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SKU
30430-03 / 10430
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 8,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $12.00
1/2 Oz $18.00
Oz $30.00
Lb $450.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 2' - 3'
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time June, July
Spacing 2'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Butterflies, Pollinators, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 8000
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification, Rhizobium, Scarification
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Early Summer

Leadplant (Amorpha canescens) has unique foliage and flowers, with spikes of iridescent purple flowers extending above the intricate silver-gray foliage in the heat of midsummer. A deep taproot makes this plant extremely drought tolerant and able to thrive in any well-drained soil. Extremely long-lived, Leadplant is one of the few true shrubs of the prairie. As a woody shrub, Leadplant will take a few years to become fully mature, during which time it should not be cut back.