Double Play Spirea Series

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI

            Are you looking for a beautiful, low maintenance, deer resistant shrub? You certainly can’t go wrong with spireas. They are not fussy about soil or sunlight conditions, and thrive with an average amount of water. Spireas typically grow between 2 to 6 feet tall and have saw-toothed foliage in a variety of colors and pretty clusters of flowers ranging from white to red.  

Bloch’s Farm has new varieties of spirea this year called the Double Play Series. This new series has long-lasting gorgeous flowers and dazzling foliage that is a must have for any garden! Double Play Series Spirea blooms on new wood and requires minimal pruning. To tidy the appearance and encourage new growth, prune lightly after flowering. Heavy pruning can be done in late winter or early spring. Fertilizing in the spring will encourage growth. Come see the different varieties of the Double Play Series that are available at Bloch’s Farm!

Double Play Blue Kazoo– Growing up to 36 inches wide and tall, this spirea will add colorful beauty to your landscape. Blue Kazoo’s striking blue foliage emerges in the spring, and throughout the season it changes to hues of green, pink, and purple, ending with a stunning red fall color. Eye-catching large white flower clusters bloom in early summer. This variety grows well with 4 to 6 hours of daily sun and is not particular about soil conditions or watering. 

Double Play Red– With its radiant nearly red flowers and dark burgundy spring foliage, this spirea is a show-stopper addition to your garden! It attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. This variety grows best in sun to part sun and prefers moist, well-drained soils. It grows up to 36 inches tall and wide. 

Double Play Painted Lady– Growing up to 36 inches tall and wide, this spirea has splashy green, yellow, and cream variegated foliage that turns a coppery color in the fall. The strikingly bright pink flowers bloom from late spring to early summer. The Painted Lady grows well in sun or part shade and once established tolerates dry conditions.  

Double Play Candy Corn– This new and colorful spirea is a staple for any landscape! Candy corn spirea produces bright candy apple red foliage in the spring, which then turns pineapple yellow. Throughout the rest of the season the leaves change to bright orange. Stunning dark purple blossoms are produced in late spring or early summer. This variety grows up to 24 inches tall and 30 inches wide and prefers sun to part shade. 

Bloch’s Farm is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 6 pm. We have these stunning spirea available as well as other Double Play Series Spirea such as Artisan, Big Bang, Pink, Doozie, and Gold. We also have a huge selection of trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials, and vegetables! Stop in today and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you! Feel free to call 920-294-6000 or e-mail with any questions. Don’t forget to visit our website online at and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t miss out on this weekend’s sale! May 7th – May 9th: 20% Off Bud N’ Bloom Hydrangeas and Roses!

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