Spiraea tomentosa

Common name: Hardhack

Native plant

This upright, columnar plant has the most spectacular pink blooms in July. It grows best in wet sites, and can even grow in standing water. The plants tend not to form the large colonies that Spiraea alba forms. They work particularly well when massed on mesic to wet-mesic sites.

Synonym: Steeplebush


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Yards that Flood


Moist Woods, Savannas, Wetlands

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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