Lil' Flirt Spirea
Lil' Flirt Spirea
Spiraea japonica 'SMSJMLA' Plant Patent Applied ForItem #41299 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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An exceptionally tough and compact variety with rich burgundy new foliage that offsets deep pink flowers that appear in spring, and again in summer. Tolerates full sun without burning, and adapts to urban settings with poor soils - even compacted clay. Perfect for low borders, or en masse for dramatic effect. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing, mounding habit; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-ah juh-PON-ih-kuhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing, mounding habit; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring; reblooms in summer.Flower color:PinkPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsSpruce (Picea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Barberry (Berberis); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
- CareCare InformationEasy to grow in average, well-drained soils; tolerates a wide range of soil types. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove spent flowers to promote prolific repeat bloom. Prune and feed in early spring to promote vigorous new growth.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:By way of Spring Meadow Nursery, this is a Monrovia-exclusive selection, introduced in 2017.