Lespedeza t. Gibraltar

Deep lavender to vivid rosy pink flowers that is at its peak in early September.  Grows 5′ tall.  While technically a shrub, this plant behaves so much like an herbaceous perennial that we have included it in our perennial program.  In general Lespedezas have sweet pea-like flowers in shades of pink.  The flowering stems become so heavy that the stems arch over producing a handsome fountain-like effect.  Lespedezas flower on new wood so they can be pruned to ground level in early spring.  Plant in full sun.  Does well under hot dry conditions.  Prefers well-drained soils.