Weigela (Weigela florida Wine & Roses®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Wine & Roses®
Cultivar name: 'Alexandra'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: Dark burgundy-purple leaves
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: P.P. #10,772
Parentage: Victoria x 21
Child plants: one child plant

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Date: 2012-05-09
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2008-05-22Showy flowers with dark leaves.
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Location: VermontDate: 2014-06-13
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2015-04-25
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2017-06-07 10:00 am.  Striking foliage and flower combination.
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Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, CanadaDate: 2014-06-05
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Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, CanadaDate: 2014-06-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-10-09
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Location: VermontDate: 2014-05-23
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Location: VermontDate: 2014-06-13
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2012-0523Photo taken at noon. You can see how little sun it gets.
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2012-0512
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2013-0601
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2013-0601
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Location: Belmont garden - shady spotDate: 2013-0601
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Location: VermontDate: 2014-06-16
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Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Jan 25, 2012 2:59 PM

As a garden shrub Wine & Roses is a strong grower with no serious insect or disease problems. Reaching a mature height of four to five feet, it may be easily trimmed to maintain lower height. It can be used as a hedge, as a foundation plant or it can be effectively integrated into a shrub or perennial border to provide season long color. It's also perfect for use in a hummingbird garden or cut flower garden. A light shearing after it blooms in mid-spring will often be rewarded with a second bloom. To achieve its best foliage color it is essential to plant Wine & Roses in full sun. Sunlight brings out the dark pigments that gives Wine and Roses its dark purple leaf color.

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Posted by Frillylily (springfield MO area - Zone 6a) on May 10, 2017 10:02 PM

I planted a row of these about 100 ft from my house and they are pretty when they bloom, although a gaudy clashy color some people may not like. From a distance out my kitchen window they just look like a row of dead bushes. They only bloom for a couple of weeks, the rest of the year just dark brownish/bronzy foliage. Great as a specimen plant, or up closer to your house, but not a good choice for distance.

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