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My Monet® Weigela florida

(36 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 24"
Height
12 - 18"
Spread
18 - 24"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 6

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
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  • Details

    Features

    Pink spring flowers and green and white variegated foliage all season long. Dwarf plant needs no pruning. Season long color. Dwarf. Deer resistant.

    Foliage Interest
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Shade: 
    Variegated
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great for use in landscapes as an edging plant, mixed in the perennial border or in a container (plant in ground in fall.)

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers well drained soil but is adaptable to many soil types. It is best to prune right after flowering ceases, but pruning is rarely needed. Slow growth rate. Will continue to flower sporadically on the current season's growth. Medium moisture. Browning leaves in early fall are a result of the plant going into dormancy earlier than most weigela. This is a benefit letting the plant shut down earlier and prepare for winter. In southern states, plant in a partial shade location.

    This dwarf masterpiece is a sport of Weigela florida 'Tango'. It is the first dwarf variegated Weigela to be introduced. Its tight habit and colorful foliage make it very versatile. Variegation changes depending on light exposure - whiter variegation in shade and pink variegation in full sun. Possible applications include an artistic drift along the edge of an annual or perennial bed or as an accent piece in a container. My Monet creates poetic beauty in any landscape and adds a splash of color to semi shady areas.

    Everyone who has seen this beauty falls in love at first sight. Use it like you would use Coleus, to add season long color, but don't worry about replanting next spring. This little shrub comes back year after year.

    My Monet has won numerous awards, including a Gold Medal from the Boskoop Royal Horticulture Society and a Gold Medal from Plantarium.

    Absolutely love My Monet!! So much so, I've about bought all of the local nursery's supply, mixing them into my perennial beds. Proven Winners are my plants and shrubs of choice. Marilee, OH.

    My Monet® Weigela florida 'Verweig' USPP 16,824, Can 3,315
  • 36 Reviews

    • I purchased 2 of these initially and they did not do well where they were placed. I moved them to direct sun and added 3 more (total 5). I had to replace 2 of them already. So far in full sun 1 of the 5 is looking good, and when they bloom it is very few blooms for a very short period of time. I have decided that after babying them the remainder of this spring and next summer if they haven't done anything, they are getting replaced. Very disappointing.

      D Cummings
      Michigan
      United States
      4 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I have replaced two of the three that I have planted in my front garden as they did not survive. South-facing garden. Last year was the first year that I felt they were thriving and growing. However, I will be replacing all three this year with something else as new buds are only appearing on a few branches of all three.. I am very disappointed as it is a very pretty specimen. As there is some growth, I plan to replant them in my back garden.

      Lynda Phillips
      Ontario
      Canada
      1 year ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • This plant has been in my garden for several years and has become my favorite shrub. The blossoms are pretty but the foliage is the star. I love it.

      Robin Maurer
      Idaho
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I planted three of these six years ago. They have not performed well. Little change in size over six years. Am at the point of considering removing them. Would NOT recommend.

      Julie Striker
      Ontario
      Canada
      2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I planted a drift of My Monet about fourt years ago in an area that gets very little direct sun and has heavy clay. It took about two years before it started to spread and look really good. However the colour variegation is good and it has spread very well. Spread is about 24-30 "

      Mary Trudelle
      Ontario
      Canada
      3 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Mine is so beautiful. I get lots of compliments.

      Maggie Parshall
      Michigan
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Hardly had any flowers. Haven't grown, they are the same size as when I bought them 4 years ago. Only 2 of the 6 I bought survived. I moved a few of them to new locations in my garden thinking that might help there growth, it didn't help.

      Tom Siekierski
      Connecticut
      United States
      7 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • THEY WERE PRETTY WHEN PURCHASED, THIS IS THE 3RD YEAR FOR THEM. LAST YEAR THEY HARDLY BLOOMED, SO FAR THIS SPRING ONE OF THEM IS GROWING GREEN LEAVES. NOT REAL THRILLED SO FAR.

      KATE TUTASS
      7 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I am crazy about this plant. I went out and bought 2 more last year.

      Pat Stevens
      Manitoba
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Massachusetts
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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