|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.