Plant Details: Lead plant
Category Shrubs  
Zone: 5 - 9
 
Out_of_stock: N
Common Name Lead plant Variety  
Regional Names Indigo shrub
Botanical Name Amorpha fruticosa
Description Amorpha species are very rarely found in the garden trade. Why, I do not know for they offer interesting pinnate(dissected)foliage and flowers that are deep purple racemes(spikes)up to 10" long with golden yellow anthers making a striking effect during late spring into summer. An attractive host plant for 5 butterflies including the Dogface, Mottled Dusky Wing, Gray Hairstreak and the Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies, it is also a great nectar source for insects, bees, and butterflies.. It prefers moist sunny sites and under ideal conditions will grow 6-10'High x 8'Wide and a great substitute for the Butterfly Bush, Buddleia which is a non-native attractor that has proven to become a weedy pest in some areas. This species with its carpeting root system provide soil retention as good as any shrub species. Excellent for stream banks and disturbed soil areas.
Notes
 
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
Y
 
dry:
Y
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
N
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
Y
 
shade:
N
  Deciduous:
Y
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2016-09-25 00:30:34.0
Container Size
Price
1 Gallon
12.00
3 Gallon
21.00
Last Update:
2014-05-07 01:49:54.0
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