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Dark Horse Weigela

Weigela florida 'Dark Horse' PP #14,381

Pronunciation: wy-GEE-la FLOR-ih-duh
SKU #07639
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Dark bronze foliage with lime green venation combines with purplish pink tubular flowers to make a dramatic statement in the landscape. The neat, compact habit is easy to maintain. Perfect for an accent or shrub border. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing, low, spreading shrub; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Design Ideas A smaller version of Wine & Roses better fits into small gardens but still deserves high profile locations in foundation planting. Best located on light color walls or use the intense foliage color to mark entries around porch or stoop. Essential to the middle of a shrub border for multi-season interest. Makes a good accent against yellow and lime green foliage plants. Great choice for romantic cottage garden compositions and causal country gardens along picket fences or rails.
Flower Color Purplish-pink
Foliage Color Bronze
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Peony (Paeonia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Spirea (Spiraea); Salvia (Salvia)
CARE
Care Thrives 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 after bloom period.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.