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Amorpha canescens

Lead Plant

Awesome native, with a shrubby form, fine textured, silvery gray foliage with bright purple flower spikes with yellow flower parts. Popular in the New Perennial Movement. Blooms in summer and seed heads last into winter.


  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:2-8
  • Height:12-36 Inches
  • Spread:12-36 Inches

Flower Color
Lavender
Foliage Color
Silver
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Naturalizing
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Exposure
Sun
Part Sun
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No

Awesome native rarely seen at retail. More of a shrub than a perennial but so are lavender and Perovskia. Fine textured, silvery gray foliage with bright purple flower spikes with yellow flower parts. It's so vibrant that it looks electric and a little fake. Leguminous so fixes nitrogen. It's one of the plants popular in the New Perennial Movement. Blooms in summer and seed heads last into winter.