Blue Mist Spirea or Blue Beard is a wonderful plant to have in any yard. It has beautiful blue flowers that come in early summer and stay till late summer. They can get to be about 4ft by 4ft. They can be cut down like a perennial every couple of years to keep from getting to wild looking. I have used them in quite of few designs because of their great color and their ablilty to adapt to many situations. They can take drought and full sun. I love this plant and would use it in my own yard.