DOUBLE PLAY® Painted Lady® Spirea

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 2-3' Width/Spread: 2-3'

Unlike other variegated spireas, this variety has very stable variegation and a consistent habit. Brightly variegated yellow and green foliage is accented with hot pink flowers in late spring. It is a bold splash of color for mixed borders or patio containers.

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Light: Will grow in locations where it can get at least four hours of direct sun exposure, but is happiest getting six hours or more. It gets its best foliage color and flower set with full sun. In warmer zones, it could benefit from placement in afternoon shade so it doesn’t burn up.

Soil: Adapts to most soil types, but needs it to be free draining. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated.

Water: After it’s established it is quite drought tolerant, only needing water when there are extended periods of time without precipitation.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning isn’t necessary for the plant’s health, but for appearances’ sake you can shape it in early spring. If desired, you can also give it a light trim after its first flush of flowers to promote colorful new growth.

Botanical Name

Spiraea japonica 'Minspi'

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Pink

Foliage Color

Variegated, Yellow

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Late Spring

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant

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