Gold for Spirea Double Play® Doozie® at Plantarium 2020
This compact Spiraea is a sterile variety. Due to its lack of seed it puts all of its energy in creating wave after wave of red-pink flowers from spring to autumn. It starts, and continues, with vibrant red and lime young leaves which darken during the season. The next stage is hot pink-red elegant flowers that open in June, and continue to do so till frost. Even though it is sterile, it will nonetheless attract pollinators like other Spiraea do. The breeder of this plant is Dr. Tom Ranney, North Carolina, USA and Valkplant BV from Holland presented it at the Plantarium novelty competition. Other characteristics are as follows. Habitat: Compact mounded. Hardiness: -30 ºC. Height at maturity: 80-100 cm. Spread at maturity: 60-80 cm. Time to maturity: Two years. Best position: sun and half shadow. High drought tolerance. The other plant novelties will be published in Flormarket Global 103.