Leadplant (Amorpha canescens) is a small-growing native shrub that brings a welcome splash of color to the mid-summer garden, covering itself with hundreds of butterfly-attracting blue flowers held on upright flower spikes.

Common Name

Leadplant

Botanical Name

Amorpha canescens

Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color

Blue

Mature Height

18-24" tall

Mature Spread

24-30" wide

Bloom Time

Summer

Ships As

Potted Plant

Soil Type

Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil

Soil Moisture

Drought Resistant / Waterwise

Amount Of Rain

10 to 20", 20 to 30"

Advantages

Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native

Ideal Region

Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft

Planting Time

Spring / Summer, Fall

 

Leadplant

$29.10Price