Spiraea tomentosa / Steeplebush


Rose-pink spires bloom at the top of bronze stems. Luminous, glowing against the green of a midsummer meadow. The size and stature of a wildflower, but actually has woody stems.

Excellent for pollinators. Great for rain gardens, meadows, naturalizing in average to wet soils. Deer resistant.

Host plant for the curiously named, Blinded Sphinx moth.

Height: 3′ – 4′      Blooms: July, August

Siting: Average to wet, sun to part shade.

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Spiraea tomentosa Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Blinded Sphimx

Additional information


Quart, Cube, Quart, Gallon