Double Play® Red Proven-Winners


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).


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Double Play Red is a flower color breakthrough, with nearly-red flowers. Add in showy dark burgundy spring foliage and you’ve got the perfect double play!
Top reasons to grow Double Play Red spirea:

The closest to red of any spirea
Very showy burgundy-purple new growth
Naturally grows as a dense, rounded mound

Attracts: Bees | Butterflies | Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer


Plant Type: Shrub


Shrub Type: Deciduous


Height Category: Short


Garden Height: 24 – 36 Inches


Spacing: 24 – 48 Inches


Spread: 24 – 36 Inches


Flower Colors: Pink | Red


Flower Shade: Deep, crimson pink-red blooms


Foliage Colors: Green | Red


Foliage Shade: Dark burgundy spring foliage


Habit: Mounded


Container Role: Thriller

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Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun | Sun

Maintenance Category: Easy

Blooms On: New Wood

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Hardiness Zones:
 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Water Category:  Average

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Uses: Border Plant | Container | Edging Plant | Groundcover | Landscape  | Mass Planting | Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: Pugster butterfly bushes make an excellent addition to flower gardens.*In zones 5 and colder it is not recommended for fall planting OR pruning.
Maintenance Notes: Get all the details you need to grow butterfly bush like an expert in our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

PLEASE NOTE: Pugster Blue® – Butterfly Bush – Buddleia x is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of OR or WA.
Fun Facts: The name “Pugster” comes from these plants’ resemblance to a pug – short, stocky, and cute! here are four colorful varieties to choose from Pugster Blue, Pugster Periwinkle, Pugster Pink, and Pugster White.
Pugster Blue® Buddleia x ‘SMNBDBT’ USPP 28,794, Can PBRAF

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Additional information

Flower Season



Part Sun to Sun


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