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Amorpha nana
@ Denver Botanic Gdn, CO

Amorpha nana

Dwarf False Indigo

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Item #: 2292

Zones: 3a to 7b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Amorpha nana is a Midwest/Great Plains US native plant that forms an attractive dwarf, rock garden-sized shrublet to 3' tall. The woody stems are clothed with an abundance of compound, green, fern-like leaves, missing the foliar hair of its cousin Amorpha canescens. In June/July, the stems are topped with short terminal spikes of purple, honey-fragranced flowers, each attractively highlighted by the contrasting reddish-orange pollen...a pollinator's delight. Amorpha nana is very drought tolerant and consequently appreciative of well-drained soils.

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