Looking like a Cercis with pea green leaves this unusual herbaceous – sub-shrub is one for the plant lovers out there.
Desmodium elegans Pink Charm forms a woody sub shrub similar to an Indigofera in form with a lax habit reaching 1.2-1.5m in height and eventual spread.
Pink pea-like flowers are freely produced from July and carry on to September when in the ground. The leaves are extremely similar to a Cercis in shape.
They prefer a warm, sunny site if possible with a wall to reflect heat. Desmodium will die back to ground level each winter and benefit from being pruned hard in the winter months.
This Pink Charmer is a great choice for late summer colour interest in both the foliage and the flowers.