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tiny purple flowers on small spikes and delecate leaves of Lead Plant, Amorpha canescens

Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens)

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Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens)


Bloom colour: Purple

Blooms: June-July

Height: 3 feet

Light: Sun preferred, will tolerate part shade

Soil: Dry, well-drained, sandy or rocky soils. 

Water Use: Low

Hardiness Zone: 3-8 (click here to find your plant hardiness zone)

Lead Plant attracts: Bees, butterflies, moths and beneficial insects that protect your garden from insect pests.  Lead Plant is a food source for native bees

Lead Plant is a "nitrogen fixer". It works with bacteria on its roots to store nitrogen in its tissues in a form that will nourish the plant (no soil amendments needed!). And when the plant sheds its leaves in the fall, the nitrogen will enrich your garden soil.