• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Repeat Bloomer
    Blooms:
    Spring; reblooms in summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:wy-GEE-la FLOR-id-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring; reblooms in summer.
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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, immediately after bloom period.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.