WINE & ROSES®

Weigela

Weigela florida

'Alexandra'

USPP 10,772; CBR 2642

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  • Dark foliage
  • Outstanding contrast
  • Deer resistant
Description
The original dark-leafed weigela is still the champ! Wine & Roses® weigela remains one of the most requested plants by homeowners and landscapers alike, thanks to its beautiful contrast of dark purple foliage and rosy pink blooms. See Spilled Wine®, Midnight Wine®, and Fine Wine® weigelas for different habits with the same appealing color combination.

Awards 2000 Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Horticulture Society; Silver Medal, Royal Boskoop Horticulture Society; 2011 Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 4 - 5'

Width 4 - 5'

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. 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.