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Old-fashioned
Weigela

Weigela

Description:
Weigela is a small deciduous shrub that grows best in a sunny location with moist soil. The flowers are long and are trumpet-shaped.  In fact, they are a part of the Honeysuckle family! This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people.  Photo courtesy of Proven Winners


 

Common Name: Old-Fashioned Weigela, Rose Weigela
Botanical Name: Weigela florida
Type: Deciduous Shrub
Soil Preference: This plant tolerates some drought and will grow in dry soil but prefers a well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay soil with a pH of acidic to alkaline (6.8 - 7.7) soil.
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Attributes: Mostly Pest tolerant; attracts butterflies & hummingbirds, good foliage color for landscapes
Pests: Japanese Beetle may sometimes feed on Weigela foliage.
Diseases: Leaf spot sometimes attacks Weigela.  Bacterial crown gall may cause round growths on the lower stems.
Care: Prune after flowering if necessary.  Fertilize with Plant-tone or Holly-tone approximately April 1st, May 20th, July 4th, August 15th & October 30th.  Keep granular fertilizers off foliage and away from stems and trunks.  Use 1/2 the recommended rate of fertilizer for new plantings.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Weigela florida 'Carnaval'
Carnaval Weigela
zones 4b-8a
 
Description:  Interesting pink and red flowers on the same plant!
Bloom Color: Pink and red
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36-48"
Spread: 36-48"


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Thank you to Spring Meadow Nursery for image

Weigela florida 'Eye Catcher'
Eye Catcher Weigela

zones 4-8
 
Description: Noted plantsman David Tristram delivers another great plant.  Electric yellow variegated foliage and dark red flowers in the spring make 'Eyecatcher' live up to its name.  Its a great impulse plant that easily adds season long color to any garden, container or landscape.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Yellow, variegated
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'


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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

 

Weigela florida 'Fine Wine'
Fine Wine Weigela

zones 4-8
 
Description:  The next generation of Wine & Roses with the same great dark burgundy foliage but with compact mounded habit similar to Spirea japonica.  Its a refined plant with smaller leaves, abundant pink flowers and excellent texture.  A great plant for the front of the border, the perennial bed, or used as a low foundation plant.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Burgundy
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'


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Weigela florida 'French Lace' (Brigela)
French Lace
Weigela
zones 4-8
Description:  An exciting new variegated Weigela with dark red flowers and lime-yellow leaf margins.  Developed in France and now available for the first time in North America.
Bloom Color: Dark Red
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Variegated Green & Yellow
Height: 4-6'
Spread: 4'


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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

 

Weigela florida 'Ghost'
Ghost Weigela
zones 4-8
 
Description: A cool Weigela with dark red flowers in spring and remarkable foliage that magically turns to a ghostly, iridescent butter yellow as the summer progresses.  Provides seasons of color.  Re-blooms if lightly pruned after the first flowering.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Green, yellow
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'


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Weigela florida 'Minuet'
Minuet Weigela
zones 4b-8a
 
Description:  Rounded form, with dark ruby red flowers profusely borne over the purple tinged dark green foliage.  Flowers are slightly fragrant.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Dark green w/purple tinge
Height: 2-4'
Spread: 2-4'


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Photos courtesy of Proven Winners

 

Weigela florida 'Midnight Wine'
Midnight Wine Weigela
zones 4b-8a
 
Description:  A marvelous low mounding dwarf version of 'Wine & Roses' with dark metallic burgundy-purple foliage and deep pink flowers.  Midnight Wine is ideal for the front of the border or for edging the perennial bed. This tidy mound of dark burgundy-purple leaves can be used as an accent plant or a dramatic mass planting. Consider using it instead of ‘Crimson Pygmy’ Barberry: Midnight Wine doesn’t have any thorns!  Requires little or no pruning. 
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Burgundy-purple
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 18-24"


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Photos courtesy of Proven Winners

 

Weigela florida 'My Monet'
My Monet
Weigela
zones 4b-8a
 
Description:  Make an impression with this colorfully variegated dwarf Weigela!  Creamy edged leaves are infused with various shades of pink.  This colorful sport of 'Tango' is very hardy and easy to grow.  Pink flowers in spring.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 12-24"


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Photos courtesy of Proven Winners

 

Weigela florida 'My Monet Sunset'
My Monet
Sunset Weigela
zones 5-8
 
Description:  This new dwarf Weigela has very attractive gold, variegated foliage and nice red fall color. Grown primarily for its colorful foliage, it will occasionally produce soft, rosy pink flowers. Add it to the front of beds and borders for multi-season interest.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 12-18"
Spread: 12-18"


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Weigela florida 'Polka'
Polka Weigela
zones 4b-8a
 
Description:  Many think this is the best pink Weigela!  Large pink flowers cover this plant from June through September.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: June-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 3-5'
Spread: 4-6'


 

 

 


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Weigela florida 'Rainbow Sensation'
Rainbow Sensation Weigela
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Even before the first flowers appear, Rainbow Sensation will brighten your garden with its attractive, variegated foliage. Dense clusters of soft pink flowers bloom profusely in May, attracting hummingbirds to the garden. Weigela is especially well suited to urban environments where it performs beautifully with minimal care.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'


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Weigela florida 'Red Prince'
Red Princes Weigela
zones 4b-8a
 
Description:  A dwarf, compact spreader that is unique due to the purplish-red overcast on its leaves.  Upright shrub with arching branches at maturity.  Abundant red blooms in May and June.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green w/ purplish-red overcast
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 5-7'


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Weigela florida 'Ruby Queen'
Ruby Queen Weigela
zones 4-7
 
Description:   Clusters of tubular rosy-pink flowers bloom atop non-fading reddish-burgundy foliage.  An interesting ornamental plant from spring to fall.
Bloom Color: Rosy-pink
Bloom Time: May - June
Foliage Color: Burgundy
Height: 3'
Spread: 3'


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Photos courtesy of Bailey Nursery

 

Weigela florida 'Shining Sensation'
Shining Sensation Weigela
zones 4-8
 
Description:  The glossy burgundy foliage and light pink flowers on this compact grower make this a show-stopper in your garden!
Bloom Color: Light pink
Bloom Time: May - June
Foliage Color: Burgundy
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'


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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

 

Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Pink'
Variegated Weigela
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Sonic Bloom weigela are the strongest re-bloomers ever seen in Weigela. Loads of hot pink flowers in May are followed by waves of blooms until frost.  No deadheading is needed to see strong re-blooming through summer and fall.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'


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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Red'
Variegated Weigela
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Sonic Bloom Weigelas have the strongest re-bloom of any Weigela, flowering in May and then producing waves of re-blooms until frost.  The lipstick red flowers of Sonic Bloom Red add season-long drama to gardens.  Deadheading not needed.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'


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Photos courtesy of Proven Winners

Weigela florida 'Spilled Wine'
Spilled Wine Weigela
zones
 
Description:  A new look purple-leaved Weigela! Spilled Wine has dark red-purple, wavy leaves and a spreading habit. Its hot pink-magenta flowers are similar to those of Wine & Roses, but this is a smaller plant that is wider than it is tall. Great in mass plantings, or tucked into an existing border.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Purple
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 24-36"


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Photo courtesy of Bailey Nursery

 

Weigela florida 'Variegata'
Variegated Weigela
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Deep rose flowers bloom atop variegated green and white foliage in late spring.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 4-6'
Spread: 5-7'


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Photos courtesy of Proven Winners


Weigela florida 'Wine & Roses'
Wine & Roses Weigela
zones 4b-8a
 
Description: Intoxicating, dark burgundy leaves shimmer like a fine wine! Hot rosy-pink flowers add a touch of romance when displayed against the dark glossy foliage. The foliage is much darker than that of older varieties like Java Red. It contrasts beautifully with the rosy-pink flowers, making for a high impact display in the garden. This variety produces copious amounts of flowers in spring, and will re-bloom throughout the summer. The trumpet-like flowers are adored by Hummingbirds! Try using WINE & ROSES® colorful branches in flower arrangements. It can also be enjoyed as an accent plant or used for a dramatic mass planting. It is fast growing and trouble free, making it an easy way to add season long color to the garden. Thank you to Proven Winners for images.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Maroon
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'

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