I love the variegation on this plant. It is stunning when it's covered in blooms or not. I have alkaline soil and have to treat this with chelated iron to keep it healthy throughout the season. I noticed this last year it attracted tons of aphids so I plan to keep a better eye on it this year.
Double Play® Painted Lady® Spirea Spiraea japonica
- Part Sun to Sun
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Just the plant to get your landscape all dolled up!
Love variegated plants? Love them even more when they are super easy care? Double Play® Painted Lady® spirea belongs in your landscape. Splashy green, yellow, and cream variegated leaves ensure a non-stop show, even when the plant isn't peppered with bright pink blooms. Like most spiraea, it is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and grows well in sun or part shade.Foliage InterestResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:Variegated green and whiteHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Grown for FoliageBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9aWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Spirea does not require regular pruning, but can be trimmed after flowering to encourage a fresh flush of colorful new growth. Though it should be watered regularly its first season, once it is established, spirea tolerates dry conditions quite well.
Like most variegated plants, occasional reversions to the original green form may occur. These should be pruned out as needed.Fun Facts:
This plant was in our trial garden for several seasons, and everyone who saw it asked us when we were introducing it. Now, everyone can grow this splashy variegated spirea!Double Play® Painted Lady® Spiraea japonica 'Minspi'
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Paula Speirs, Utah, United States, 26 weeks ago
This is plant is fantastic. The leaves by themselves are beautiful. The deer and rabbits haven't bothered it at all. It qrows quickly with very little maintenance.Rhonda Stone, North Carolina, United States, 3 years ago