Botanical Name: Lespedeza capitata
Common Name: Round-Head Lespedeza
Origin: Eastern North America
Type: Native Perennial
Size: 3-4'h x 24"w
Zones: Zone 5-9
Container Size: Small Pot Band
Round-Head Lespedeza is a little-used native perennial that works well as an accent or back of the border plant in xeric plantings and native gardens. It has attractive silvery-green foliage held upright on stems to 3-4 feet. From July to October it has flower clusters at the stem ends made up of small white blooms with a small pink spot at their base. These are packed within numerous green feathery bracts that age to brown in the fall, giving the plant an interesting look through winter. This plant’s seeds are eaten by many species of birds and the flower stems are great in dried flower arrangements.