(Spiraea) Double Play® Artist Spiraea, you will love this plant from the moment it flushes in the spring. Its blue-green foliage emerges a rich purple-red setting it apart from all other Spiraea. The flowers are purple and bloom in the spring and continue until frost. Double Play® Artist is compact with a full-bodied mound shape. Double Play® Artist is a solid replacement for 'Anthony Waterer' Spiraea. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees & shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. Plant as a specimen plant, or in groupings, and shrub borders. One of the main goals of the Proven Winner® program is to extend a shrubs color interest beyond the date of flowering. The new Double Play® series does just that. In addition to vibrant flowers, these new introductions turn a double play by providing absolutely stunning foliage especially in the spring when they first break bud.