You need to have the patience of Job if you want to add this plant to your garden. I planted two last Spring, and they're still only an inch or two tall. I'm waiting for next Spring to see how they're progressing. Keeping my fingers crossed.
My Monet® 'Sunset' Weigela florida
- Part Sun to 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).
Colorful variegated foliage all summer. Red fall color. Dwarf. Deer-resistant.Foliage InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:12 - 18 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:OrangeFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:VariegatedHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight 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:LandscapeUses Notes:
Mixed borders, mass plantings.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 increases in size.
Like most variegated plants, occasional reversions to the original green form may occur. These should be pruned out as needed.
This unique little weigela has very attractive gold foliage and nice red fall color. Grown primarily for its colorful foliage, it will occasionally produce soft, rosy pink flowers. Add it to the front of beds and borders fo multi-season color.My Monet® 'Sunset' Weigela florida USPP 23,212, Can 4,691