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Amorpha canescens

Lead Plant

A native to the North American prairie, Amorpha canescens is a small shrubby plant with silver-green foliage and spikes of light blue-purple flowers with prominent reddish stamens. Deep-rooted, nitrogen fixing and summer blooming.

Exposure:

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
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Upright
Disease Resistant
Cold Tolerant
Attractive Foliage
Native
Flower Color
Purple
Foliage Color
Silver
Best Usage
Naturalizing
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Wildlife
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Bees
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No
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