Amorpha Canescens Lead Plant Seed and Plants
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|May, June, July||Violet-
|18 to 36||Dry
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Amorpha canescens Lead Plant potted plants are $6 each plus UPS shipping, I will need to know your zip code and number of plants to calculate the shipping costs.
Lead Plant seed
1 packet - $2.50 + shipping
|125||25 sq ft|
1 ounce - $12.00
|5000||250 sq ft|
1 pound - $140.00
|96,000||4,000 sq ft|
Amorpha canescens (Lead Plant)
is a showy small native shrub with grayish white foliage and purple flower
spikes making it desirable for use in wildflower beds and butterfly gardens.
The small violet-purple flowers last about 3 weeks and are in several 4 to 6 inch dense, spike-like
clusters along the upper part of the stem and the leaves are covered with tiny
gray hairs giving the plant it's lead gray color. Leadplant is a small
shrub, 2 to 3 feet tall and 2 to 2.5 feet wide, with a stem that becomes woody
with age. Lead Plant prefers full sun and normally grows upright but in
partial shade will sprawl along
the ground in the direction of greater lighter.
Grow Lead Plant in sunny
well-drained soil in a rock garden, butterfly garden, or prairie meadow.
Amorpha canescens (Lead Plant) can be planted in the butterfly garden with other native wildflowers like - Columbine Butterfly Milkweed New-England Aster White Indigo Blue Wild Indigo Bush's Poppy Mallow Wine Cup Lanceleaf Coreopsis Purple Prairie Clover Pale-Purple Coneflower Yellow Coneflower Rattlesnake Master Perennial Blanket Flower False Sunflower Round-headed Bushclover Prairie Blazing Star Spiked Gayfeather Prairie Flax Wild Quinine Showy Beard Tongue Foxglove Beard Tongue Missouri Black-eyed Susan Wild Senna Stiff Goldenrod Big Bluestem Switch Grass Little Bluestem Prairie Dropseed
Parts of Amorpha canescens LeadPlant have been used in folk medicine and a
yellow tea can be made from the roots. Wild Leadplant seed germination is
improved by scarifying the seed or with cold stratification. Rubbing
seeds between two sheets of coarse sandpaper will scarify Amorpha canescens Lead
Plant seed. This scarification creates small scratches on the seeds
surface allowing water to penetrate and improve germination.
Plant Amorpha canescens with other native wildflowers in average, dry to medium wet,
well-drained soil in full sun. Lead Plant is not particular about soil type and
does well in poor, sandy, somewhat dry soils and may spread by self-seeding.
Harsh winters may cause Lead Plant to die back to the ground; it has very
deep roots and normally will survive harsh winters, or fires and grow new stems
the following spring. Lead Plant is
high in protein and eaten by livestock, rabbits and deer
Lead plant is a small native shrub that typically occurs in open woodlands,
glades and prairies. This deciduous
shrub is good for naturalizing in a native meadow, wildflower garden or prairie.
Amorpha canescens (Leadplant) grows 1 to 3 feet tall with slender,
spike-like 4 to 8" clusters of dense, tiny, bluish-purple flowers with gold
anthers in May and June. Leaves are
alternate, pinnately compound with
grayish green leaflets and densely hairy twigs. The genus Amorpha is often
called false indigo because of its resemblance to plants of the genus Indigofera. The common (lead plant) refers to the once held belief that
the plant was an indicator of the presence of lead in the ground.
Amorpha canescens Lead plant is a showy native plant that is found growing wild
in high-quality prairies, savannas, glades, and rocky open woods from Michigan
to Saskatchewan, south to Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, Texas, and New Mexico.
The map below shows areas where native Amorpha canescens Lead plants grow wild
but it can be planted and will grow over most of the Eastern US.
USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 9. Family: Fabaceae
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|seed orders up to $20.00 =||$3.00 shipping|
|$20.01 - $50.00 =||$4.00 shipping|
|$50.01-$100.00 =||$5.00 shipping|
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Willow Springs, Mo. 65793
Amorpha canescens Lead Plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.