Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens)
Growing in shrubs up to three feet tall, Lead Plant is topped by spike-like masses of tiny purple blossoms. It prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade. The branches will reach for light in partial shade conditions however, giving it a more sprawling form with less flowers.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height - 3 feet
Bloom Time - June, July, August
Bloom Color - Purple
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.