Spiraea splendens

Rose Meadowsweet

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Regular
Height X Width: 3' X 2'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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Rose meadowsweet is encountered in the western Sierra Nevada and cascades, and from there on up into British Columbia. It grows as an open rounded shrub of vertical stems in shady areas with regular moisture. It will slowly form a three foot tall thicket as it spreads via rhizome. The oval leaves are reminiscent of the leaves of a rose bush, to which rose meadowsweet is closely related. The late-summer blooms of rosey pink umbels are quite attractive to butterflies, especially at a time of the year when nectar may be scarce. Plant rose meadowsweet in well-draining soil and provide regular water, though it can handle drier conditions once it matures.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous