Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Repeat Blooming
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring and again in summer
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring and again in summer
Flower color:Pink
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasSmall Weigelas are an excellent choice for foundation planting where their lush foliage is a good cover up for footings, vents and utilities during the growing season. It's perfect for beds and borders of urban yards or small suburban homesites. Naturally suited to the casual country gardens around porches and steps. Squats nicely adjacent to water gardens and pools. Plant on the sunny verge of woodlands beside the lawn for bright seasonal color.
Companion PlantsThis beautiful shrub belongs with equally elegant companions such as Shirley Temple Peony, (Paeonia x 'Shirley Temple'), Magic Dark Blue Delphinium, (Delphinium elatum 'Magic Dark Blue'), Doubledecker Coneflower, (Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker') and Ice Dance Japanese Sedge, (Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'). Equally gorgeous with Gold Cluster Forsythia, (Forsythia x 'Courtaneur') and Penny Mac Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac').
Care Information
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. For a formal appearance, shear annually 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.
History:
The first W. florida was collected from China by Robert Fortune in the 19th century while working for the Horticultural Society of England. The plant was discovered in the garden of a mandarin in the Chusan region. This is the primary species from which most modern cultivars are derived. Pink Poppet was recently developed at the Institute for Ornamental Gardening at Pruhonice, Czechoslovakia.