Spiraea – Double Play® Red

Garden Height
24 - 36
24 - 48
24 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Pink, Red
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes
Adaptable to most moist, well-drained soils. Fertilize in spring, and prune after flowering.

Uses Notes Mixed borders, mass plantings, foundation plantings

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting

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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