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Midnight Wine® 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
12" 24"
Height
10 - 12"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • 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
  • 18 Reviews

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    • I under-planted my limelight hydrangea with a few of these as annuals were not performing well in this spot. The contrast is gorgeous.

      Farah
      , Canada
      , 46 weeks ago
    • I planted five of these in the front of my border in full sun and clay soil. They are slow to start in the spring so you will need to be patient. I bought these shrubs specifically for their low compact growth habit and dark foliage rather than flowers. These plants are not prolific bloomers in fact they have very few flowers which meets my needs and expectations. The foliage is very dark and can get lost in dark colored mulch. However I use them as an anchor accent plant in a bed devoted mostly to annuals. This year I surrounded them with Peachykeen Superbena, Snow princess alyssum, and butterfly blue pin cushion flowers and the combination has exceeded my expectations.

      Rachel V
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , 4 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. Mariconda
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • excellent

      Mr. Helmreich
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 9 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'Connor
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 9 years ago
    • So small it get's lost. limited flowering.

      Tom
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • 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
      , 9 years ago
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