Gracefully arching shrub boasts densely clustered, 1" funnel-shaped pink blooms which are especially attractive to hummingbirds. Flowers from late spring into fall. The foliage is as distinctive as the pink flowers; its oval leaves are variegated—green, edged with creamy white. Especially well-suited for city conditions; its compact size (4-6' tall with a 5' spread) fits most urban landscapes. Weigela florida 'Variegata'
Planting InstructionsSet plant at the same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil well and water thoroughly.
Winter CareMulch in northern climates after the ground freezes to prevent heaving of plants caused by alternate freezing and thawing temperatures.
Flower Form1" Foxglovelike flower, funnel-shaped in lower half, bell-shaped above with 5 spreading petals.
Foliage TypeNew growth is soft medium green, broadly edged with creamy white. Leaves are oval, toothed. Mature color is dark green in the center with lime green margins.
Pruning TimeAfter flowering.
ResistanceRemarkably free of pests and diseases.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, average soil. Not too dry.
PruningPrune to shape or to remove dead and broken branches. After flowering.
Additional InformationWeigela named after German professor Christian Ehrenfried Weigel, who died in 1831.
Unique CharactersticsAttract hummingbirds all season long with this beautiful shrub! Attractive variegated foliage keeps this plant interesting between the flushes of blooms. Its compact size makes it easy to fit into smaller, urban gardens.