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Lespedeza thunbergii AGM

Big and beautiful, one of the best for autumn colour and scent.

An intoxicating scent is released by the abundance of pea-like blooms that adorn gently arching stems in September and October. A stunning contrast against the pretty blue-green foliage. Loved by bees and butterflies. Prefers well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Height; 1.5m & spread 3m. Fully hardy perennial.
Flower Colour

Type of garden
Contemporary Gardening, Cottage Garden, Wildlife Garden

Bees and Butterflies, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Ideal for Beginners, Scented

Fully hardy perennial


April onwards

Flowering Time
Autumn, Summer

Sun or Partial Shade

1.5m (60")



Well-drained soil


Sun or partial shade




September to October

Additional Information

Intoxicatingly fragrant blooms, loved by butterflies and bees. They are drought tolerant but will require deep watering during prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Propagate by seed or division. Pruning group 6, which is prune in spring, to within 1 or 2 buds of the previous years growth. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
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