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ROUNDHEAD LESPEDEZA

#1333 | Lespedeza capitata

ROUNDHEAD LESPEDEZA FACT SHEET

Summary

Roundhead lespedeza is a native, warm-season perennial legume adapted to all but northern tier states of the tall prairie region of the central and eastern United States. Roundhead lespedeza is a very desirable component of warm-season grass plantings. It is readily grazed by all classes of livestock and is an important food source for upland game birds. Although found in lowland prairie sites, it tends to be more common in upland sites. The attractive silvery-sheen green foliage makes it an attractive plant for the garden. Roundhead lespedeza does not spread aggressively by rhizomes and is not a prolific seed producer.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
5 - Midwest, 6 - Northeast Lakes, 7 - Great Lakes South, 8 - Appalacia, 9 - Southeast, 10 - South Florida, 11 - South Texas
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Temperature Zone
Warm, Cool, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Height
24" - 60"
Bloom Period
Late-Summer
Bloom Color
White
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Spring - Fall
Plant Depth
.25" - .5"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
65° F
Establishment
Hard

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
125,000
Kingdom
Plantae
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Super Division
Spermatophyta
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Magnoliopsida
Subclass
Asteridae
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Lespedeza
Species
Lespedeza capitata

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 3 oz/1000 or 8 lbs/acre

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Landscaping

Attractive in mass plantings as well as in species mixes

Soil Stabilization & Erosion Control

When combined with grasses, forbs, and legumes.

Pollinator Beneficial Plants

Notes

*Special considerations for spring germination: seed germination can be improved with mechanical scarification. Seed needs to be inoculated with Rhizobium for nitrogen fixation to occur. Germination of scarified seed generally occurs within 2 weeks after planting provided adequate soil moisture and temperature conditions are met.

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