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Midnight Sun Reblooming Weigela Weigela florida

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 18"
Height
12" - 18"
Spread
12" - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    Celebrate summer with Midnight Sun weigela, a neat and tidy bun-shaped weigela with glossy, blazing orange and red summer-autumn foliage. Perfect for the front of the border, it functions much as a coleus would, but without having to replant it every year. It does bear pink flowers in spring, however, this plant’s form and colorful summer through autumn foliage are what makes it special.

    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Hummingbirds

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Orange
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Shade: 
    Many colors
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Shrub borders; mixed borders; foundation plantings

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers well-drained soils but fairly adaptable to other soil types.  If necessary, prune immediately after the spring bloom.  Best flowering occurs in full sun, but light shade isn't harmful, particularly in warmer climates.

    If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer. 

    Midnight Sun Weigela florida 'Verweig9' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 3 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Zone 5b northwest Indiana I've 6- quart size, that I purchased early spring to plant towards the front of a new bed. They receive about 6 hrs of full sun, mostly mid morning to afternoon. They've been a kalidascope of color. I don't care if they ever bloom. I got them for the foliage and so far, as they are pretty small, they have not disappointed. Right now they have quite a bit of blazing red as if it's fall already. Early on they appeared more like the picture in the description on proven winners website. Love the compact size as well. Highly recommend.

      Michelle Carlson
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
    • I spied this plant from a distance at the garden center and thought, "What is THAT?" It is absolutely gorgeous (not in bloom). Not on my list, but I thought, "I am buying this beauty and I will find a place for it." I could not believe that it was a Weigela when I looked at the tag (I am not a Weigela fan) - never thought I would buy one, but the foliage on the Midnight Sun is just lovely - the shape and type of the leaves, and the COLOR! It looks nothing like a Weigela. I don't care if this ever flowers. The only reason that I am giving this a "4" is not through any fault of the plant, but that it's not getting quite enough sun to be in the most color that it can be. Added pluses : diminutive size and not a prima donna needing "babying".

      Rica
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 10 weeks ago
    • Not very impressive. The foliage is okay, but nothing spectacular; it did not bloom for me this spring but hopefully next year. Originally marketed as 'attractive to hummingbirds' which was the reason I got it, if it does bloom (zone 7a here) it is likely to bloom before the hummingbirds even arrive (also I note that this comment has been removed from the description). I have a lot of Weigelas and this is by far the least impressive one.

      Siri Zwemke
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 11 weeks ago
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