• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Mid-Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:wy-GEE-la FLOR-id-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Mid-Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    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); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Switch Grass (Panicum); Juniper (Juniperus); Barberry (Barrberry)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Foliage best in full sun. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring and regularly during the growing season. Prune to shape annually, immediately after flowering.Pruning time: late spring to early summer..
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Weigela 'MonRigney' originated from a breeding program by renown plant hunter & hybridizer Ken Rigney in Southampton, England. Given several seedlings from a mother plant in the program, Monrovia trialed and made this selection for its remarkably brilliant foliage and high sun tolerance. No firm i.d. has been placed on the plant, but has been noted that it resembles, yet is improved over Weigela 'Rubidor'.