Spiraea alba, Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet leaves turn brilliant in autumn.

Meadowsweet is a sure thing for wetland edges, moist depressions and rain gardens. Or, if you have an area of the garden that stays moist, this spiraea is for you! Technically a woody shrub, it shows clusters of white flowers late summer and then, in the cold of autumn, its leaves turn a gorgeous crimson, orange, and yellow. 

Blooms: white with pink, July to September

Height: 3 to 5 feet

Conditions: sun to pt shade, wet to moist soils

Meadowsweet bloom.