French Lace Weigela
French Lace Weigela
Weigela florida 'Brigela' Plant Patent #12,666Item #7641 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Striking lime-yellow leaf margins on green leaves provide a dramatic backdrop for the deep crimson flowers. Foliage has warm orange and red overtones in fall. Good as a shrub border, foundation or specimen plant. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Dense shrub 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:wy-GEE-la FLOR-i-daPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Dense shrub 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SpringFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasA uniquely vareigated weigla 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 burgundy foliage plants. Great choice for romantic cottage garden compositions and causal country gardens along picket fences or rails.Companion PlantsArborvitae (Thuja); Peony (Paeonia); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Barberry (Berberis); Spirea (Spiraea)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape, after flowering.Pruning time: late spring to early summer..Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.