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