Amorpha canescens
“Lead Plant”

Amorpha canescens Lead Plant Amorpha canescens Lead Plant

Thriving in poor, sandy or rocky soil “Lead Plant” is one HARDY, drought tolerant, heat and wind resistant perennial surprisingly adaptable to a wide range of conditions. Extremely tough with a long taproot reaching as much as 4’ deep, it’s valued for erosion control, hellstrips, grassy and low maintenance gardens. Handsome and shrub-like to 3’x3-4’ with mounding pinnate foliage, ours blooms from June-September with unique, almost iridescent, deep purple-blue 4-8” radiating spikes highlighted with golden anthers. Even prettier I think in well-drained garden soil with occasional Summer water and a Spring side-dress of compost. A terrific pollinator plant and unusual cut flowers. Better every year, best not to prune back in the first few years.


Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

USDA zones 2-9

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