Lead Plant Seeds

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Lead Plant is a shrub-like native wildflower, growing to be about 36” tall and topped by a purple mass of spiky flowers in the mid-summer. This versatile, low-maintenance wildflower withstands drought and helps prevent soil erosion. The showy flowers attract a variety of butterflies to the garden.
Zones 2 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Native
Low Maintenance
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Good For Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size36" tall
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
SizePacket
SKUAM012926

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

Lead Plant, or Amorpha canascens, attracts pollinators to the mid-summer garden with an abundance of tiny, spike-like purple flowers on top of shrubby foliage. This wildflower is native to Missouri and has tough roots, making it able to withstand severe drought and wildfires.

Lead Plant grows to be about 36” tall and can be planted in any wildflower garden, prairie or meadow. In colder climates, the shrubby foliage may die back to the ground but will return the following season. This plant is said to get its name from the white hairs that cover the entire plant, giving the appearance of white lead.

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SKUAM012926
Common Name
Lead Plant
Botanical Name
Amorpha canescens
Item Package Size
Packet
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Mature Height
36" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Non-GMO
Yes
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
Midwest and Western United States.
Seeds Per Pound
256000
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 150 seeds per packet
Coverage
covers 20-30 square feet
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native, Low Maintenance, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Good For Erosion Control
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
Yes
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