Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Lespedeza thunbergii 'Spilt Milk'
Spilt Milk Variegated Bush Clover
Item #: 7142
Zones: 4a to 9b
Height: 72" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(aka: Lespedeza thunbergii 'Variegata') We are always on the lookout for plants whose foliage extends the season of interest well beyond their flowering season, and one such plant is Lespedeza thunbergii 'Spilt Milk'. This Japanese selection has foliage that is heavily and consistently speckled with large, creamy, irregular flecks. The attractive leaves are held along the arching stems, tinged dark purple as they grow. The 6' tall x 8' wide deciduous clumps are topped in midsummer and again in late September with terminal clusters of lavender flowers...a superb choice!
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green , Variegated , Spotted/Speckled
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , White Garden
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Giant Plants , Pollinator Plants , Plant Delights Introductions , Plants from Japan , Colored Foliage , Patterned Foliage