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.
|Item Package Size|
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mid to late summer
|Wildflower Mix or Specie|
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Midwest and Western United States.
|Seeds Per Pound|
|Seeds Per Packet|
approx. 150 seeds per packet
covers 20-30 square feet
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native, Low Maintenance, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Good For Erosion Control
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