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Midnight Wine® Weigela florida

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 12 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Midnight Wine® Weigela florida
Sun 10 - 12

Features

Pink spring flowers and dark purple foliage all season. Season-long color. Dwarf. Deer resistant.

Foliage Interest
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
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.

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.

Midnight Wine® Weigela florida 'Elvera' PP: 12217 Can. PP: 2643
  • 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.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    K. Mariconda
    Bridgewater
    New Jersey
    United States
    3 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • excellent

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mr. Helmreich
    Michigan
    United States
    4 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 !

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Joy O'Connor
    Ontario
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • So small it get's lost. limited flowering.

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

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    jodi
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 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.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Helen Street
    New Jersey
    United States
    4 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!

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Terri
    Ontario
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • Planted in the early fall, looked great until leaves dropped in late fall. Did not come back this fall.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Tom Dowling
    Ohio
    United States
    4 years ago
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