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Wine & Roses® Weigela florida

Exposure
  • 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
5' 5'
Height
4' - 5'
Spread
4' - 5'
  • Details

    Features

    Rosy pink flowers appear in late spring and often rebloom in summer. Rich dark purple foliage all summer. Season long color. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds.

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    Foliage Interest
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Black/Purple
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    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, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Shrub borders, grouping, masses, specimen plants, and containers (plant in ground in fall.) This makes an excellent mass planting, and can also be used as a cut flower.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers well-drained soils but fairly adaptable to other soil types. It is best to prune immediately after flowering. Will flower sporadically on current season's growth. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application.

    Isn't it romantic! 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 weigela's 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.

    Here is a nice comparison of our entire Wine series of weigela.

    Wine & Roses® Weigela florida 'Alexandra' USPP 10,772, Can 2,642
  • 57 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • We have planted 2 Wine & Roses weigela in the landscape beds of 3 of our last 4 homes. It is a show stopper, people are always commenting on how stunning it is. We pick a spot where it can grow to its hearts content, untrimmed, as I love the natural shape of it . We will definitely add another pair to our landscape beds when we move to our next home too! I only wish I could add a photo of my 4 year old shrubs in full bloom.. they are spectacular!

      Deborah Harvey
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • I can't believe the number of blooms on this shrub! After planting it only took 3 weeks and it is covered in gorgeous blooms. I would highly recommend this one to anyone

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
    • Love this plant not only for the beautiful pink blooms, but also for the brown foliage. I have two of those planted in two very large planters in my patio entrance for over a year. They bloomed lightly the whole summer last year. I did not pruned last year, just protected the roots with mulched leaves during the winter and they came back great this spring, it bloomed heavily for over a month, then a pruned to keep it's size down. The blooms kept coming back in the old wood until now, it's already fall and it still looks great.

      Adriana MacMillan
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • Kevin
      , 7 years ago
    • This was planted by the contractor prior to my purchase. They planted the three bushes too close together so I'll have to thin them but the foliage is lovely and they are very low maintenance.

      Iowabeth
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • Beautiful plant & everyone comments on it " They have never seen one so beautiful" very good for vases on the table of fresh cut !

      Kay
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • Hogwildcats
      , 8 years ago
    • I just can't get over the fabulous color that this plant has, mine blooms off and on through out the year. I get such a joy when I walk by, see new blooms I have to stop and stare for awhile. I am quite taken by this shrub!

      ConnieJo Harms
      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I have this plant for the last 2 years, has grown to 2 feet but no flowers.

      iSurfeeden
      , 10 years ago
    • Outstanding foiliage color all summer long. One easy to grow plant. When all others fail, TRY THIS ONE.

      Wayne
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2001 Gardener Selects Penn State
    2001 Gardener Selects Penn State
    2001 Gardener Selects Penn State
    2001 Gardener Selects Penn State
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