I planted this last year and this year I have had tremendous growth and it is even now blooming. It looks great in my garden and I couldn't be any happier with it.
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).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
From the breeder of Wine & Roses weigela comes dwarf Midnight Wine Weigela.
Midnight Wine is ideal for the front of the border or for edging the perennial bed. This tidy mound of dark burgundy-purple leaves can be used as an accent plant or a dramatic mass planting. Consider using it instead of 'Crimson Pygmy' Barberry: Midnight Wine doesn't have any thorns! It may produce a light crop of pink flowers in spring.
Midnight Wine is maintenance free and needs no pruning because its habit is perfect the way it is. Just give it sun and water and you'll have intense color from spring to fall.Foliage InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:10 - 12 InchesSpacing:24 - 30 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Shade:Black/PurpleHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in shrub borders, grouping, masses, as a specimen or in containers (plant in ground in spring.) Very nice along walkways or other narrow sites.Maintenance Notes:
Prefers well-drained soils but is extremely adaptable to other soil types. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering; little pruning is needed. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees & shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. This is a slow growing plant and may need a year in the landscape before it grows noticeably.
Here is a nice comparison of our entire Wine series of weigela.Midnight Wine® Weigela florida 'Elvera' USPP 12,217, Can 2,643
Jennifer WinshipBritish ColumbiaCanada3 years ago
This plant looks it's best late summer, early fall. I've had it for 3 years and it has never flowered but it's small compact size and bright red folliage in early fall make it worth keeping. When I purchased this compact Midnight Wine, I also purchased 3 My Monet weiglia plants and I couldn't be more pleased with them. The My Monet have exceeded my expections, pretty bright pink flowers in the spring and the beautiful cream, green and pink folliage all summer long is just outstanding.K. MaricondaNew JerseyUnited States7 years ago
Russell StudebakerIllinoisUnited States8 years ago
excellentMr. HelmreichMichiganUnited States8 years ago
It is a beautiful specimen plant. Great for front of the border contrast .. in fact I would like to plant more of them this year !Joy O'ConnorOntarioCanada8 years ago
So small it get's lost. limited flowering.TomOregonUnited States8 years ago
Russell StudebakerIowaUnited States8 years ago
Midnight Wine is a beautiful 3 season groundcover shrub. It highlights and contrasts lighter colored plants. I highly recommend this small shrub!jodiPennsylvaniaUnited States8 years ago
Very unhappy with this plant. Third year and still waiting for it to look like it is going to survive. We paid $16.75 for each plant, and it was a major rip-off. It is just starting to get a few leaves, not really growing.Helen StreetNew JerseyUnited States8 years ago
This shrub was very late to leaf out, never flowered, and was just a ground hugger. It never grew. I had it for 4 years before yanking it out. Very disappointing, and would not try it again. A friend also tried a few, and they've disappeared too!TerriOntarioCanada8 years ago