How to Grow Weigela florida Plants in your Garden
Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Old-fashioned Weigela
Weigela florida 'Folliis Purpureis' photograph by Leonora (Ellie) Enking.
Weigela florida Growing and Care Guide
- Scientific Name: Weigela florida
- Common Name: Old-fashioned Weigela
- Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 08
- Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub
- Plant Height (Inches): 72 to 108
- Plant Spread (Inches): 72 to 144
- Time of Bloom: Mid to Late Spring
- Flower Details: Lavender, Pink, Red, White
- Leaf Foliage: Green
- Growth Form: Rounded, Upright / erect,
Ideal Growing Conditions
- Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
- Rate of Growth: Medium paced
- Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
- Soil Moisture: Moist
- Level of Maintenance: Low
- Propagation: Softwood cuttings (early summer), semi-hardwood cuttings (summer), hardwood cuttings (late autumn / winter)
- How to Prune: Hard renovative pruning
- Pests: leaf and bud eelworms
- Diseases: Usually pest free
- Can Attract: Hummingbirds
- Tolerant of: Clay Soil
- Best Garden Use: Border, Foundation Plant, Areas requiring pest toleranance, En masse, Specimen
- Family: Caprifoliaceae.
- Closely Related Species: Honeysuckles.
- Miscellaneous: Is not a native plant of N. America, Blooms are very showy
- Genus Detail: Weigela
- Further Reading and References: Here and Here
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