Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar'
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best flowering is in full sun. Performs well in infertile, sandy soils. Good drainage is essential. Tolerates drought once established. Avoid over fertilization. Blooms on new growth, so prune as needed in late winter to early spring. Although the roots are winter hardy to USDA Zone 6, the top growth will die to the ground in hard winters. Some gardeners simply prune plants to the ground in late winter each year. Plants will naturalize in the garden by reseeding and by prostrate stems rooting at the nodes. Sold in quart container.
Landscape Uses: Excellent fall-blooming specimen for sunny areas of the landscape. Shrub borders. Slopes/hills. Cottage gardens. Spill over retaining wall. Mix with perennials.
Type: Deciduous shrub
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 4.00 to 10.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Rosy purple
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion
$10.00 Regular Price