What is blue mist spirea?


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Blue mist spirea is a perennial shrub with fragrant gray-green leaves and blue to purple flowers that grow along the last third of the stems. Blue mist spirea is in the mint family.

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Blue mist spirea is best grown in well-drained soil and full sun. Growing this plant in shade produces fewer flowers. Blue mist spirea grows to a height of 3 to 5 feet and blooms all summer and into the fall. Once the flowers die, they become paper-like and turn a wheat color.

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love the flowers of the blue mist spirea. The fruit of the spirea is four globed with a seed in each section.

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