MY MONET® ‘Sunset’

Weigela

Weigela florida

'Sunset'

USPP 23,212; CBR 4691

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My Monet Sunset weigela showing its rounded dwarf habit and colorful lime and orange foliage The variegated foliage of My Monet Sunset weigela taking on tones of pink red and orange My Monet Sunset weigela in late summer with its green foliage completely transformed to hues of yellow orange and red
  • Colorful foliage
  • Dwarf habit
  • Deer resistant
Description

My Monet® 'Sunset' weigela is a unique dwarf weigela grown primarly for its colorful foliage. It occasionally puts out rosy pink blooms, but the main attraction is the variegated chartreuse foliage that blazes in sunset tones of orange, red, and yellow in autumn.

Awards
Boskoop Royal Horticultural Society Bronze Medal
USDA Zone
5 - 7 (-20°F/-28°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
1 - 1.5'
Width
1 - 1.5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late spring
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
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

Mixed borders; edging; groundcover; 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. Makes a nice cut stem for foliage interest.