Glow Girl™ Spiraea
A Gold-Leafed Version of 'Tor'!
'Tor' is a Birchleaf Spiraea (S. betulifolia) that has done very well thanks to its attractive deer-resistant foliage, its impeccable health, and its beautiful white blooms. Well, now 'Tor' has been improved upon with distinctly golden tint to the foliage, adding visual interest to the plant for a much longer season! The result is a ravishing new cultivar that Better Homes and Gardens Magazine is calling a "Must Grow for 2014".
For colorful blooms and foliage in the sunny garden, you can't beat this gorgeous Spirea! Glow Girl™ boasts rich red-tinged chartreuse foliage in spring that keeps its color all season long, and spring blooms of pure snow white that attract butterflies and hummingbirds to visit your garden in droves!
Easy to grow, with a compact, mounded shape, this lovely shrub offers months of beauty. Don't let the name fool you: Glow Girl™ is tough. Hardy, adaptable to most soils, and resistant to deer, this perennial requires little care to put on a spectacular show in mass plantings, mixed borders, or containers. Deadhead after flowering to encourage a rebloom, and provide regular watering -- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Zones 3-9.
|Zone||3 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Mid Spring - Early Summer|
|Plant Height||3 ft - 4 ft 6 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bird Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer|
|Foliage Color||Chartreuse, Gold, Medium Green, Yellow|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|