• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bold Red Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:wy-GEE-la FLOR-i-da
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 17, 32 - 41
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThe dark foliage and red flowers of this shrub make a bold statement in the landscape. Include it in the sunny mixed border, where it combines well with perennials and other shrubs.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers well-drained soils but highly adaptable to other soil types. Thrives in full sun in northern areas to part shade in hot summer climates. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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