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Lead Plant

Amorpha canescens

Lead Plant is a small shrubby prairie plant with tight spikes of iridescent purple and orange summer flowers. Found in dry to mesic prairies and in open, upland savannas through most of the tallgrass region. Leadplant is in the legume family so it fixes nitrogen in the soil.

Shrubby perennial with attractive flowers
Good for naturalizing
Nitrogen-fixer
In stock!
 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
15422 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

More About Amorpha canescens:

Because of its long, stringy roots, it is sometimes called Prairie Shoestring.

Gardening Suggestions for Lead Plant:

Grow in full sun. Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Songbirds
Midwest Native
Butterflies
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Dry
Height:
12-36 Inches
Spread:
12-36 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
2-8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Lanceleaf Coreopsis Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Pale Purple Coneflower Pale Purple Coneflower

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
Attributes
Naturalizing
Drought Tolerant
Sun-loving
Fragrant
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage