These easy-to-grow perennials resemble lupines (Lupinus). Silvery leaves are divided into leaflets that spread like fingers on a hand; erect, spikelike clusters of sweet peashaped yellow flowers appear in spring. Because of their tendency to spread by under- ground rhizomes, they are best in informal or wild gardens. Need little care. Somewhat drought tolerant.
chinese bush pea
CAROLINA BUSH PEA
- Native to China.
- Grows 2 feet high, 112 feet wide, with 8 inches flower spikes.
thermopsis villosa(Thermopsis caroliniana)
- Native to the Carolinas and Georgia.
- To 34 feet tall, 2 feet wide, with 10 inches flower clusters.
- More heat tolerant than Thermopsis chinensis.