Weigela florida 'Sunset' PP23,212
- Common Name(s):
- My Monet wigela, Weigela
The specific epithet would lead one to believe that this plant is native to Florida, but it is actually native to North China, Korea and Japan. Looking for a flurry of color in a small perennial shrub? Weigela 'Sunset' provides unique variegated foliage with green centers and multicolored margins ranging from and including ivory yellow, yellow, yellow-green, green, and red depending on age of foliage and time of year. Growth rate: fast.
Seasons of Interest:
Wildlife Value: Attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. May be damaged by deer.
- 15 inches
- Opposite and simple, elliptic to obovate with serrate margins. This deciduous shrub has wonderful variegated leaves with green centers and multicolored margins ranging from and including ivory yellow, yellow, yellow-green, green, and red depending on age of foliage and time of year. It retains good color throughout the growing season. Leaves are 2 to 4½ inches long.
- Funnel-shape, rose pink flowers (each 1¼ inches long) bloom profusely in spring, with a sparse and scattered repeat bloom often occurring in mid to late summer. Fruits are inconspicuous.
- Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Full sun to part shade with adequate water. It requires full sun for best flowering and foliage color. Tolerates a range of soil types. Air pollution and clay soil tolerant. Prune to shape if needed immediately after flowering.
- Medium to Coarse
- Compact, dense, rounded shrub, arching branches with age
- 25 inches
NCCES plant id: 3122