Amphora canescens

Leadplant

 

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

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$9.99
per plant - 2.5" deep pot
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU HBLXF21

Details

18 - 24" tall x 24 to 30" wide. Leadplant (Amphora canescens) that covers itself with hundreds of butterfly-attracting steel-blue flowers. ) This small-growing native shrub brings a welcome splash of color to the mid-summer garden. Our selected form of Amphora canescens is grown from seed collected at an elevation of 7,500 ft. Plants from this collection are a bit smaller than other forms and the fern-like foliage of this collection turns gray-green in color by mid-season. Being a legume, Leadplant adds nitrogen to the soil and makes and excellent companion plant for many prairie and other native species.
SKU HBLXF21
Common Name Leadplant
Botanical Name Amphora canescens
Zones 4, 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
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy 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 Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

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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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