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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 08:16 PM

Throwing a dart here: Amorpha canescens - Leadplant

Anyone grow these? I planted quite a few last year as I try to go native and reduce my lawn. I know these take years to mature just like a lot of these natives. Year one they sleep, year two they creep, year three they leap. I'm in the middle of the U.S. I just have not been able to find much about when they typically emerge.

Any idea of when they start growing in spring?

Spring? Supposed to be freezing here this weekend!

Peace

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 11:00 PM

2. Yeah, thanks

Just looking for when it typically emerges, hopefully they surived this foot of snow that wa in my yard fot a month. There are some beautiful plantings of these in some of the hell strips downtown here, so I'm hoping my backyard will support them. Thsnks for the link.

Peace

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Response to hibbing (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 01:54 PM

3. Lead plant likes things on the dryer side.

From my buddy Neil's biz in Wisconsin.

Leadplant (Amorpha canescens) exhibits a unique display of both foliage and flowers. Spikes of iridescent purple flowers extend above the delicate silver-gray foliage in the heat of midsummer. The deep taproot makes it extremely drought tolerant and able to thrive in any well-drained soil. An extremely long lived plant, Leadplant is one of the few true shrubs of the prairie. As a woody shrub, the plant will take a few years to become fully mature, during which time it should not be cut back.

this might help too.

https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b260

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