Lead Plant

Plant Height 2-3 Ft
Seed Count 250,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Amorpha canescens
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period May-August
Flower Color Purple
Pollinator Value Very Good


Lead Plant


Lead Plant is a wildflower native to the central North America in grasslands and woodlands of the plains. This deep rooted legume is tolerant of many environmental factors such as grazing, fire and drought.


  • Beautiful deep purple blooms from May to August
  • Over-grazing on the palatable and nutritious leaves can lead to population reduction
  • Fall seeding to allow for natural stratification or spring seeding with stratified seed
  • Good ornamental plant with drought and shade tolerance
  • Very deep rooted in lighter and well drained soils
  • Commonly in rocky and sandy soils sometimes in dense colonies
  • Deer resistant specie


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