Spiraea – Double Play® Big Bang

Garden Height
24 - 36
36 - 48
24 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Double Play spiraea has both colorful flowers and colorful foliage.

Massive pink flowers of a size never seen before adorn bright yellow foliage. This plant has the largest flowers we've every seen on a spiraea. Foliage glows orange in the spring. Adaptable and easy to grow, this is a great plant for landscaping. Tuck it into your existing mixed border or use it as a mass planting.


Attracts: Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes

Very little maintenance is needed. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring, and trim as needed to shape. Deadhead after flowering to encourage repeat blooming.

Uses Notes

This is an outstanding landscape plant! It is perfect for mass plantings or as part of the mixed border.

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

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