Isn’t it romantic! Rosy-pink flowers add a touch of romance when displayed against the dark glossy foliage. The foliage is much darker than that of older varieties like Java Red. It contrasts beautifully with the rosy-pink flowers, making for a high impact display in the garden. This variety produces copious amounts of flowers in spring, and will re-bloom throughout the summer. The trumpet-like flowers are adored by hummingbirds! Try using WINE & ROSES® colorful branches in flower arrangements. It can also be enjoyed as an accent plant or used for a dramatic mass planting. It is fast growing and trouble free, making it an easy way to add season long color to the garden.
Prefers well-drained soils but fairly adaptable to other soil types. It is best to prune immediately after flowering. Will flower sporadically on current season's growth. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer
All Star! I bought this plant in the spring of 2006. I planted it immediately, in a raised bed, in full sun. I did not have any flowers in 2006; but the leaf color was terrific...definitely a dark burgundy. It is now March 2007 and this plant is 4ft tall and 3 ft wide. The shape is upright and full...very nice! Leaves have begun to emerge and I am waiting on the flowers. An added bonus is, I've had no pest/bug problems. Overall, I am VERY satisfied with the look and performance of this plant.
On our clay-laden, new construction lot, I was worried about our landscaping. Of everything we've planted, our Proven Winners flowering shrub has performed best and most beautifully. It's been a quick grower. It gets lots of hot direct sunlight in the summer months and has thrived--and it flowers phenomenally. It also survived a very harsh southern Michigan winter. We get so many compliments on this shrub, and we love it. I'm going to plant more of these!
Great plant! Flowers profusely in mid-late spring. Easy & beatiful-great color. Grew slowly initially, finally grew about a foot just this spring. Have had plant for 3 yrs total.