Monday, May 13, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - Waterer Spirea

Bare Root Anthony Waterer Spirea (Spiraea japonica cv.)

The Japanese spirea was introduced from Japan around 1870, and is one more than 80 species found in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The well-known cultivar ‘Anthony Waterer’ was raised by 1890 at the Knap Hill nurseries in Great Britain and was admired by many garden writers. The earliest American reference to this cultivar was in 1901. The old-time herbaceous spireas are important heirloom plants and many garden and natural hybrids were available by the end of the 19th century. They were used for edging along walkways or borders and for the foreground of shrubbery.

For more information & the possible availability
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello