Spiraea – Double Play® Big Bang
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.
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.
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
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.
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