• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact growth to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Repeat Bloomer
    Blooms:
    Spring, repeating through summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:wy-GEE-la HIB-rid
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Compact, Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Compact growth to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring, repeating through summer.
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsArborvitae (Thuja); Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata); Spirea (Spiraea); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This new cultivar is the product of a breeding program conducted in a cultivated area of Hazerswoude, The Netherlands, with the goal of developing new varieties with a shorter overall height and attractive red flowers. 'Slingco 1' originated from the crossing of the seed parent Weigela 'Evita' (not patented) and the pollen parent, Weigela 'Red Prince' (not patented) in 2005. 'Slingco 1' was selected in 2007 as a single plant within the progeny. The new cultivar is distinguishable from both parents'Red Prince'and 'Evita' in having a more compact habit and a shorter overall height. The flowers of 'Slingco 1' are red with a white eye in contrast to the purple flower buds of Evita and the purple-red flowers of both parents.