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Weigela florida, Spilled Wine PPAF

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Short Description

Wine-dark leaves and wealth of hot pink flowers.

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Wine-dark, purple leaves with a wavy edge intensify to nearly black, offsetting a wealth of hot pink flowers on this handsome low growing shrub. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the tubular flowers that bloom in late spring, and repeat throughout the summer months. Deer resistant plants make fine specimens, bring color and texture in the shrub border, are effective spilling out of large containers. Prune if desired after first flush of blooms.
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Product properties

Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

4-8

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

36 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Spring, Summer

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.

Deer

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Weigela: Potted Perennial Plant

 

How to Plant

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Choose a location in full sun with moist, well-drained soil. May also be grown in large containers.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12 inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For shrubs, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry. One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots.

Growing Tips

  • Prune after the first flush of blooms if desired to rejuvenate the plant.
  • Use weigela for welcome spring color in mixed or shrub beds and borders.
  • ‘Spilled Wine’ is a great compact variety for containers.
Zone
4-8
Sun
Full Sun
Height
24 inches
Spread
36 inches
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer
Resistant To
Deer
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Genus
Weigela
Life Cycle
Perennial
Weigela florida, Spilled Wine PPAF is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Plant died almost immediately. I bought this earlier this spring/early summer. It died within a month.
Date published: 2016-09-15
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