Amorpha canescens Leadplant Native Seeds
Growing this true prairie perennial that flowers mid-Summer is a native woody sub-shrub that brings delightful spires of small purple turrets known as leadplant to your garden borders – A minimum of 100+ easy-to-grow Seeds will get you started with this handsome perennial.
Amorpha canescens Leadplant Native Seeds every year flowering at approx 4ft on robust stems with silvery fern-like leaves.
These stout perennial shrubs requires no staking and is tolerant of full-sun and drought condtions attracting long and short-tongued pollinating bees and wasps.
Loved by an array of Summer pollinators in a hungry search for pollen-rich flowers, bees benefiting from the June-July blooms. Inscets and Wildlife also enjoy the high protein value of the ferny palatable leaves for browsing wildlife.
Sow Amorpha canescens Leadplant Native Seeds- Direct in fall but clearly label so when the seeds germinate in Spring you can identify them, alternatively you can start them indoors after stratification a few weeks prior to your last frost.
Improve Amorpha canescens Leadplant Native Seeds germination rates by storing your seeds in a cool dark location and follow my tips for winter stratification to further improve the results.
1) Sow direct in a prepared weed-free seedbed
2) Cold frame sheltered location in small pots outdoors
3) Under lights indoor grow room
4) Bright windowsill with drip tray and propagator cover
I also like to grow a few Amorpha canescens – Leadplant Native Seeds in pots this way you can break dormancy, simply by moving the pots around and most seeds germinate in batches, care must be taken when picking out to avoid disturbing emerging seedlings.
Pot young plants on until large enough to plant out, this native plant mix prefers poor soil in full sun.
Full instructions, border design and planting ideas available online by searching igrowhort native-seed-collections.
Native plants maintain balance and provide habitat and eco-systems for resident and migratory wildlife. Due to many years of ecological destruction, development and toxic pollution many native wild flowers, and wildlife are under-threat of extinction.
We all have an important role to play, no matter how small your garden or balcony a few plant pots filled with natives instead of alien ornamentals of genetic hybrids that offer very little to no benefit to feeding insects and birds.
Time to make a small difference on a global scale and encourage our neighbors friends and families to sow a patchwork quilt of native wildflowers like a blanket to protect our sacred planet!
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