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Leadplant (Amorpha)

Amorpha canescens
SKU: HC015424
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
Shipping begins the week of February 26th, 2024
Leadplant (Amorpha canescens) is a small-growing native shrub that brings a welcome splash of color to the mid-summer garden, covering itself with hundreds of butterfly-attracting blue flowers held on upright flower spikes.
key features
Botanical Name
Amorpha canescens
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time


18 - 24" tall x 24 to 30" wide. Leadplant (Amorpha 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 Amorpha 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 an excellent companion plant for many prairies and other native species.
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