Purchased 2 springs ago, to replace all of my Knock Out Roses (They succumbed to Witches Broom). I wanted something that would give that burst of color from spring to first frost. The first year they got settled in. They love sun, and don't need watering after that first year - no matter the heat. I didn't prune cause I wanted as much old wood as possible and put out granular 3 month fertilizer and mulched them in. The name "Sonic Bloom" is exactly what you get, this year they decided to show off! I wish I could upload the picture! I planted 4 at the front of the house - they are huge! It is late April, and they are already blooming even though we had a late hard frost when they had buds! Everyone who comes by says...."What is that?!" These thrillers are truly awesome super duper troopers!
Sonic Bloom® Red Reblooming Weigela Weigela florida
Lipstick red flowers in spring. Repeat flowers until frost. Reblooms without deadheading. Attracts hummingbirds.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingAttracts:Hummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Late FallBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeMaintenance Notes:
Prefers well-drained soils but fairly adaptable to other soil types. If necessary, prune immediately after the spring bloom. Best flowering occurs in full sun, but light shade isn't harmful, particularly in warmer climates.
If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.
The lipstick red flowers are remarkable enough to make this a choice selection, but a burst of flowers in May followed by waves of rebloom until frost make it a must-have shrub. Deadheading is not needed to keep the plant blooming.
Sonic Bloom® is a registered trademark of the Syngenta Group Company.Sonic Bloom® Red Weigela florida 'Verweig 6' USPP 25,132, Can 4,716
5743231Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
T Perry, Kentucky, United States, 1 year ago
I purchased 3 of these shrubs not realizing how beautiful they were going to be. I have recently moved them from a North East location to a Southern location to give the plant its more prefered location. I'm excited to see what these beauties are going to bring now that they can thrive in a better location.Michelle Kerlin, Indiana, United States, 2 years ago
Gorgeous, incredible red colour! The plant didn't survive the first winter, but thanks to the excellent customer service they replaced it. The replacement plant survived the bitter mid-west winter and is putting on quite a show! I'd attach a picture if it allows me.ConstantGardener, Illinois, United States, 5 years ago
Planted three of these mid spring and have been truly amazed at their growth, vigor and outstanding reblooming. They are still going and my hummingbirds absolutely love them! Just can't beat Proven Winners Bloomerang red!Joe Fristoe, Alabama, United States, 8 years ago
Wayne Nolt, Pennsylvania, United States, 11 years ago