Dark Horse Weigela
Dark Horse Weigela
Weigela florida 'Dark Horse' Plant Patent #14,381Item #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 an 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.
- 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 Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Urban PollutionFoliage color:BronzeBlooms:SpringFlower color:Purplish-pinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent 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 PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Peony (Paeonia); Spirea (Spiraea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Salvia (Salvia)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape after bloom period.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.