Spiraea Double Play Doozie
Spirea 'Double Play Doozie' photo courtesy of Proven Winners


'Double Play Doozie®' is a breakthrough in Spirea breeding because it is sterile. Its lack of seed makes it a perpetual bloomer, putting all of its energy into creating wave after wave of red-pink flowers from early summer through frost. No deadheading required! 'Double Play Doozie®' has a naturally compact form making it ideal as an edger or specimen in a smaller planting.

  • Height: 60-91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Spread: 60-91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Bloom Time: June to September
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: red
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Spirea is a popular plant because it is very low maintenance and 'Double Play Doozie' 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, but because 'Double Play Doozie' is sterile it will reblom without this extra attentiion. Double Play® spiraea are typically ignored by deer and even rabbits, and are quite drought tolerant after a year or two in the ground.

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