MY MONET PURPLE EFFECT®

Weigela

Weigela florida

'Verweig8'

PP30,064; cbraf

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  • Heat tolerant
  • Dwarf
  • Variegated
Description

Layers of color.

Hues of cream, green, and pink, layered with a cast of purple make My Monet Purple Effect® weigela a noteworthy selection. From renowned plantsman Bert VerHoef, it shares the same dwarf habit and neat, variegated foliage of the original My Monet® weigela but is exceptionally strong flowering. It is a bit faster growing and has proven more heat tolerant in our trials. The foliage looks good right up until frost, giving new energy to this long-time favorite. 

USDA Zone
4 - 6 (-30°F/-34°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
1.5 - 2.5'
Width
1.5 - 2.5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late spring
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
Green, Purple, Variegated
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. Remove oldest stems every 3-5 years to encourage vigorous juvenile growth.

Uses

Shrub borders; mixed borders; hedges; specimen; foundation plantings.

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. Keep cool and well-watered, as foliage browns if drought stressed.