MIDNIGHT WINE®

Weigela

Weigela florida

'Elvera'

USPP 12,217; CBR 2643

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Midnight Wine weigela is a very dwarf little weigela with dark purple foliage Closeup of the dark purple foliage of Midnight Wine weigela Midnight Wine weigela planted as a groundcover in a bed with perennials like ornamental grass Tidy little clumps of Midnight Wine weigela growing in a bed of bright yellow lysimachia which is making quite a contrast YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • Dwarf habit
  • Very dark foliage
  • Deer resistant
Description

The breeder of Wine & Roses® weigela also created Midnight Wine® weigela, a super dark leafed, super dwarf variety. Puts out the occasional pink flower but primarily grown for its deeply colorful, wavy foliage. Consider using it as a thornless, non-invasive alternative to 'Crimson Pygmy' barberry.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 10 - 12"

Width 10 - 12"

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Purple

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adapts to any well-drained site.

Pruning Blooms on old wood - prune as needed after flowering, though this very compact, dwarf variety will rarely require it. Remove oldest stems every 3-5 years to encourage vigorous juvenile growth.

Uses Shrub borders; mixed borders; edging; groundcover; containers.

Growing Tips Late to leaf out in spring. May require a bit of pruning to clean up winter damage - wait until new growth appears to do so.