Bush Clover (Lespedeza capitata)

Bush Clover (Lespedeza capitata)

Birds love the seeds on this tall, clump-forming clover. The tall flowers turn a beautiful bronze color in the fall and persist through winter–providing food for birds and interesting texture in gardens.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Dry
Height:    4 feet
Blooms:    Aug, Sept
Color:    White
Spacing:    18″
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Pollinators, Birds

Design Tips

Bush Clover looks majestic in winter when rising above shorter grasses and flower stems. Plant in small groups among short prairie plants.

Companion Plants

Little Bluestem
Stiff Goldenrod
Prairie Dropseed
Royal Catchfly