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Midnight Wine® Weigela florida

(16 REVIEWS)
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
12" 24"
Height
10 - 12"
Spread
18 - 24"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8

Hardy Zones

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.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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  • Details

    Features

    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 Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Black/Purple
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses 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
  • 16 Reviews

    • 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.

      Jennifer Winship
      British Columbia
      Canada
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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. Mariconda
      New Jersey
      United States
      7 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • excellent

      Mr. Helmreich
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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'Connor
      Ontario
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • So small it get's lost. limited flowering.

      Tom
      Oregon
      United States
      8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Iowa
      United States
      8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Midnight Wine is a beautiful 3 season groundcover shrub. It highlights and contrasts lighter colored plants. I highly recommend this small shrub!

      jodi
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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 Street
      New Jersey
      United States
      8 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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!

      Terri
      Ontario
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
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