Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar' has masses of purplish-pink pea-like flowers with blue-green foliage.
Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar', commonly known as bush clover, is a member of the legume family with long, slender, bluish-green, trifoliate leaves and flower-laden stems arching downward with masses of purplish-pink pea flowers in late summer into fall. In spring, numerous stems erupt from the ground rising up 4-5 feet and arch into a cascading mound more reminiscent of a shrub than a perennial. Prefers full sun in dry conditions and is drought tolerant. Blooms on new wood.
Common Name: Bush Clover
Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Meadows, grassland and rocky places.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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