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Spiraea – Double Play® Artisan

Garden Height
24 - 30
Spacing
30 - 36
Spread
24 - 30
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Double Play spiraeas have both colorful flowers and colorful foliage. In addition to vibrant pink summer flowers, Double Play Artisan has rich purple red new growth in spring. You'll get months of vibrant color from this adaptable, easy to grow plant. It maintains its compact, mounded shape with very little pruning, and has more vivid color than other spiraea varieties.

 

Features

Double Play spiraeas have both colorful flowers and colorful foliage. In addition to vibrant pink summer flowers, Double Play Artisan has rich purple red new growth in spring. You'll get months of vibrant color from this adaptable, easy to grow plant. It maintains its compact, mounded shape with very little pruning, and has more vivid color than other spiraea varieties.

 

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes

Little special maintenance is needed. Trim to shape in early spring, or after blooming, which encourages colorful new growth. Deadhead after flowering to encourage reblooming. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring.

Uses Notes

Excellent for mass plantings or as part of mixed borders.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
Summer to Fall Plant for Spring Finish

Pinching and Growth Regulators
Spring prune early before bud break, then again after flowering to produce another flush of new growth.

Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in the notes. Aphids can be problem.

Grower Tips
Double Play spiraea have both colorful flowers and colorful foliage.  Plants are late to leaf in spring coming out of winter dormancy. -Be careful not to prune the new growth in Spring as you will eliminate the flowers. -Using a 3-4 month slow release fertilizer may reduce the amount of flush in early Spring