Spiraea – Double Play® Candy Corn®

Garden Height
18 - 24
18 - 30
18 - 30
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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Resists: Deer

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Fun Facts Though you wouldn't guess it by looking at it, spiraea is closely related to roses and raspberries.

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes
Spirea is a popular plant because it is blissfully low maintenance, and Double Play Candy Corn is no exception. It naturally takes on a nice, rounded habit without pruning. If you wish, you can give it a trim after the flowers fade, which will encourage even more colorful new growth. Double Play® spiraea are typically ignored by deer and even rabbits, and are quite drought tolerant after a year or two in the ground.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

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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