Lead Plant Characteristics
Lead Plant are meadow shrubs with large flower panicles that attract birds and pollinating insects. The bodies of these plant have little substance but can resemble ferns. Suggested use is for naturalization or wildflower gardens as the blooms are the only ornamental feature of these shrubs. The flowers, however, are long lived, lasting from July to September.
There are few serious disease or pest threats that plague Lead Plant. Leaf spot, rust, powdery mildew and canker can occur, but are usually easily treatable and not life threatening.