Weigela florida


Weigela shrubs are a member of the honeysuckle family – hummingbirds and butterflies love them. They flower during May and June and can make excellent specimen plants. They are also useful for hedging. They’re generally not fussy and easy to grow; full sunlight is a must. They need deep watering as they’re getting established, thereafter they are drought and dry tolerant.

Height: 3′ – 4′

Width: 3′ – 4′

Watering and soil: Moist, well drained soil until established.

Exposure: Full sun.

Varieties: Midnight Wine Shine, My Monet, Snippet Dark Pink, Pearl Sonic Bloom, Wine Sonic Bloom, Florida Wine and Roses, Spilled Wine, Very Fine Wine, Lemon Ice.

Midnight Wine Shine: This showstopper lives up to its name with deep, burgundy leaves that hold their rich color throughout the season. Trumpet-shaped, pink flowers with darker throats add to the drama, contrasting beautifully against the dark foliage. Reaching a mature height of 4-6 feet, it thrives in partial shade and makes a stunning accent plant.

My Monet: Embracing its artistic namesake, this hybrid boasts a tapestry of color. Variegated leaves in shades of green, cream, and pink create a captivating display, complemented by soft pink flowers in early summer. Its compact size (3-4 feet) makes it ideal for borders or containers, adding year-round interest.

Snippet Dark Pink: Standing out with its vibrant blooms, this variety features clusters of deep pink flowers that blanket the shrub in spring. Dark green leaves create a lush backdrop for the show, with the plant maturing to a manageable 3-4 feet. Enjoy its charm in borders, mixed beds, or as a foundation planting.

Pearl Sonic Bloom: Delicate beauty defines this hybrid with its profusion of pale pink, bell-shaped flowers that bloom in spring and rebloom later in the season. Soft green foliage provides a calming contrast, and the compact size (3-4 feet) makes it versatile for various garden uses.

Wine Sonic Bloom: For a bolder look, consider this option with its deep wine-red foliage that adds rich drama to the landscape. Pink trumpet flowers emerge in spring, complementing the color scheme. Reaching a slightly larger size of 4-6 feet, it makes a statement piece in borders or as a hedge.

Florida Wine & Roses: As the name suggests, this hybrid offers a captivating blend of colors. Wine-red leaves provide a striking backdrop for clusters of vibrant pink flowers with deep rose-colored throats. Its mature height of 4-6 feet makes it suitable for borders, hedges, or foundation plantings.

Spilled Wine: Cascading elegance is the theme of this hybrid with its deep burgundy foliage that drapes gracefully over the branches. Soft pink flowers add a gentle touch in spring, contrasting beautifully against the dark leaves. Reaching a mature size of 5-7 feet, it’s ideal for slopes, borders, or large containers.

Very Fine Wine: This compact gem lives up to its name with its deep burgundy leaves that provide year-round interest. Delicate pink flowers add a touch of sweetness in spring, creating a charming contrast. Reaching 3-4 feet tall, it thrives in borders, mixed beds, or containers.

Lemon Ice: Brighten your garden with this new hybrid. Clusters of pale yellow flowers bloom in spring, adding another layer of interest. Its compact size (3-4 feet) makes it perfect for borders, containers, or brightening shady corners.

Image: Weigela florida ‘Bramwell’ – Fine wine

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Weigela florida hybrids at Country Bumpkin Garden Nursery
Image: Kor!An (Андрей Корзун), CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons