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Lespedeza thunbergii

Lespedeza thunbergii
bush clover

Common name bush clover
Family fabaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z5-8)
Flowers purple (late summer)
Size to 7 ft
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate with bottom heat
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate October

In our garden, bush clover's top growth doesn't get through the winter - it regrows from the bottom 1 ft of the woody stems. It doesn't get going until May, but then it puts on a growth spurt, so that by the time it blooms in late summer, it is about 6 ft tall, with bushy growth about 4 ft around.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from JLH order. Baggy 75F (58%G, starting 6d)
  2. Seed from '02 garden. Baggy 75F (40%G, 3-10d)

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