Thermopsis chinensis

Chinese Bush Pea

Categories: Wildflower

Low maintenance perennial with lovely grey-purple flowering buds and panicles with brilliant yellow flower panicles, early flowering, stable, without runners.

More About Thermopsis chinensis

  • early to bloom in the spring
  • easy to grow..not running

ompact and densely floriferous, T. chinensis is easy to grow and spectacular when planted in groups.

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12-18 in


12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:


Thermopsis chinensis Characteristics


  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Specimen
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Cottage Garden

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Does best in full sun
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring
  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Flower Color

  • Yellow


  • Upright
  • Spreading