Crimson Kisses Weigela
Crimson Kisses Weigela
Weigela 'Slingco 1' Plant Patent #23,654Item #40976 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A new, more compact reblooming weigela with a tidy, rounded shape covered with bright, lipstick red flowers, each kissed with a white eye, backed by dense, green foliage. This versatile shrub is a colorful choice to back a flower border or to feature in front of larger shrubs. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing, compact form reaches only 3 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:wy-GEE-laPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:Compact, RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing, compact form reaches only 3 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring, repeating through summer.Flower color:RedPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Boxwood (Buxus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Arborvitae (Thuja); Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata); Spirea (Spiraea)
- 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, immediately after bloom period.Pruning time: late spring to early summer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory: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.