Hardhack  (Steeplebush) - Spiraea tomentosa

Hardhack (Steeplebush) - Spiraea tomentosa

  • $ 2500

Features: Bees, beetles, moths and butterflies are attracted to the vertical, pink blossoms which produce abundant pollen and minimal nectar. This is an important home for moth caterpillars too. The stems are tough, which is why this shrub is called Hardhack.

Light: full sun

Soil: moist to wet

Height: 2 to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Blooms: spring

Flower color: pink

Fall color: yellow orange

Special note: pollinator hot spot

Photo: Sara Hollerich, USFWS/flickr (cropped)

See more information and photos at: Illinois Wildflowers and USDA Plants Database