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Lead Plant

Botanical Name
Amorpha canescens
Min Zone
Max Zone
1 to 3 feet
24 to 30 inches
Summer: lavender-blue with yellow anthers, blooming along terminal spikes
Full sun
Dry to medium, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Though lead plant developes woody stems, it may die back to the ground in harsh winters
  • Deep taproot makes lead plant very drought tolerant
  • Takes a few years to established and should not be cut back during this time
  • Nectar source for bees and butterflies
  • Several bird species forage on the seeds

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