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Amorpha canescens

Lead Plant

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.

Exposure:

Sun, Part Sun

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Height:

12-36 Inches

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Spread:

12-36 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

2-8

Characteristics & Attributes for Amorpha canescens

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Upright
Disease Resistant
Winter Interest
Cold Tolerant
Native
Attractive Foliage
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Flower Color
Lavender
Foliage Color
Silver
Best Usage
Naturalizing
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Good Drainage
Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Attracts Bees
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No
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