Spirea are one of the backbones of our
perennial gardens. These shrubs provide structure and a
wonderful burst of color to the sunny garden. Although
they prefer sun, they also do well in a partly sunny location.
In addition to colorful flowers, many of them have vividly
colored foliage. Most of the ones we grow are bred from
Spirea japonica. With proper pruning, these Spirea will
bloom twice in a season. They are very drought tolerant
and are not usually eaten by deer. Butterflies also find them
attractive. Spirea thunbergii 'Ogon' has a finer
cut yellow foliage and blooms earlier in the spring. Try these easy to grow shrubs for a colorful
addition to your garden.