Pink Poppet Weigela
Pink Poppet Weigela
Weigela florida 'Plangen'Item #7654 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
A repeat blooming shrub that produces a profusion of soft pink flowers against dense, green foliage with a neat, dwarf form. Its smaller stature makes it perfect for containers, edging and mass plantings. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:wy-GEE-la FLOR-id-uhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring; reblooms in summer.Flower color:PinkDesign 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 PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Spirea (Spiraea); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Summersweet (Clethra)
- 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory: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.