Leadplant, Lead Plant Amorpha canescens

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Botanical Name:

Amorpha canescens clean seed

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Amorpha

Species:

canescens

Common Name:

Leadplant, Lead Plant

Lot#:
031138
Seeds Per Pound:
240,620
Quantity:
0.06 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
123
Seeds Type:
cs
Germination:
94%
Germination Test Type:
TZ
Purity:
99%
Height:
1-3 feet
Collection Locale:
Nebraska
Crop Year:
2003
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 0.06 lb
Prices
  • AMORPHA canescens cs

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$4.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: cold stratify for 14 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to scarification.
In a Nutshell:
* Plants have an extensive root system, they tolerate poor dry soils and are also wind resistant, they are used as a windbreak and also to prevent soil erosion.
* Resinous pustules on the plant contain 'amorpha', a contact and stomachic insecticide that also acts as an insect repellent. more...
* It has very small purple flowers which are grouped in racemes . The compound leaves of this plant appear leaden due to their dense hairiness.
* The roots can grow deeper than 4 feet (1.2m). This plant can be found growing in well drained soils of prairies, bluffs, and open woodlands. more...