Little Bonnie Spiraea from the Southern Living Plant Collection is the kind of plant that was made for the summer heat of the South. Though most Spiraea lose their color in the summer months, the Little Bonnie’s delicate foliage keeps its blueish green hue throughout the season. This compact deciduous shrub explodes with a symphony of petite purple blooms in the spring. Watch your garden spring to life as the multitudes of flowers attract pollinators in droves repeatedly through the summer as the Little Bonnie reblooms. In autumn, the foliage will convert to a dramatic crimson before falling off, just to return in that same rich green-cerulean again next spring. Plant Little Bonnie in well drained garden soil and fertilize in early spring for best performance.
- water before planting
- plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
- dig hole 3X the width of pot,
- backfill and plant 1″-2″ above soil level
- water and add more soil if needed
- mulch plants
- apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring