Dark Horse Weigela
Dark Horse Weigela
Weigela florida 'Dark Horse' P.P.# 14381Item #7639 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Dark bronze foliage with lime-green venation combines with purplish-pink tubular flowers to make a dramatic statement in the landscape. Neat, compact habit is easy to maintain. Perfect for accent or shrub border. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Low, spreading shrub to 3 ft. tall and wide.Key Feature:Compact HabitBlooms:SpringLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:wy-GEE-la FLOR-id-uhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:Compact, SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Low, spreading shrub to 3 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts ButterfliesFoliage color:BronzeBlooms:SpringFlower color:Purplish-pinkPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasA smaller version of Wine & Roses better fits into small gardens but still deserves high profile locations in foundation planting. Best located on light color walls or use the intense foliage color to mark entries around porch or stoop. Essential to the middle of a shrub border for multi-season interest. Makes a good accent against yellow and lime green foliage plants. Great choice for romantic cottage garden compositions and causal country gardens along picket fences or rails.Companion PlantsThis beauty deserves to be combined with strong contrasting foliage of Variegated Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Variegata), Golden Nugget Dwarf Japanese Barberry, (Berberis thunbergii 'Monlers'), Variegated Fallopia, (Fallopia japonica 'Variegata'), and French Lace Weigela, (Weigela florida 'Brigela'). Combine with hardy perennials such as Festiva Maxima Peony, (Paeonia x 'Festiva Maxima'), Visions Astilbe, (Astilbe chinensis 'Visions') and Auslese Lady's Mangle, (Alchemilla mollis 'Auslese').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune to shape annually after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.