Photo Courtesy of Stonehouse Nursery

Lespedeza thunbergii Gibralter (Bush Clover)

This large shrub bears long weeping stems of blue-green foliage that become drenched in a fountain of  rosy purple, pea-like flowers. Blooms on new growth, so prune as needed in late winter to early spring. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture