American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various shrubs of the genus Spiraea of the rose family, having clusters of small white or pink flowers and including the bridal wreath, hardhack, and meadowsweet.
- n. See astilbe.
- n. Any of many flowering shrubs, of the genus Spiraea, that have clusters of white or pink flowers
- n. The unrelated astilbe
- n. any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers
- n. a Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colors; often forced by florists for Easter blooming
- Latin spīraea, meadowsweet, from Greek speiraia, privet, from speira, coil. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now, she spends her time gardening -- her meticulously maintained back yard is filled with hydrangeas, forsythia, spirea, lilacs and roses -- and attends the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan when she feels up to it.”
“Since moving here, George has learned the names of almost all the things that are growing on the land: he can point out abelia bushes, spirea, laurels.”
“I believe both colors blend very well with the other things in bloom at the same time, flowering quince, primroses, emerging foliage of magic carpet spirea and the blue grape hyacinths.”
“Hi, Evelyn: My favorite, low-maintenance, hardy plant is my blue mist spirea.”
“Understory growth is not luxuriant, consisting mostly of grouse whortleberry, Oregon grape, and birchleaf spirea.”
“Although did see them interplanted in Toronto with a short variety of spirea.”
“But the spring foliage of Magic Carpet spirea helps tie these mismatched colors together, seen in the lower right in the Limbo photo and mid left above.”
“Lavender with another Magic Carpet spirea is attractive the whole year around.”
“Jane and the daffs, hellebore and spirea look spectacular; I even admire a bit of the vinca at their feet.”
“Picture number 2 shows yellow daylily foliage, dark brown painted fern foliage and some green still living, below the wall is a row of astible, the green mound shrub is the heaths, ericas, the gold/red mounds are the spirea magic carpet.”
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I spent a few seasons doing gardening work for a former English professor. This is just a list of some of the friends I made in her garden. (Some of these plants spent the winter inside, of course.)
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