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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Two-tone spiraea

I'm sorry. Have I been missing something here? I thought someone was being inventive by doing a mixed planting of white-flowered spiraea and magenta-flowered spiraea. But then I realized (or am I crazy) that they are on the same plant, and sometimes in the same flowerhead. So, how long has this been going on . . . ? 

Looks like Spiraea japonica to me. On Miller, corner Seventh.


  1. I would like to have something like that in my own garden. It could make me feel better in my own place.

  2. How is this plant called? I wish I could have the same plant in my garden, which is located next to my house.

  3. This is a very rare phenomenon at once two colors of this flower in one place, it looks very gently and laconically.

  4. These flowers are very laconic and elegantly looks on the flower bed, and its color make it more diverse and colorful.