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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.