Wine and Roses - Weigela florida
Weigela - Weigela florida belongs to the honeysuckle family. A deciduous flowering shrub, weigela bushes can grow to a height and width of six to 10 feet. Weigela's bloom in late spring and flowers are pink or red. These shrubs serve as good foundation plants, with attractive dark or golden leaves showing until fall.
Wine and Roses is an ideally suited name for this gorgeous plant. It is otherwise known as a Weigela florida, which is it's classified latin name. It a deciduous shrub, meaning it sheds its leaves early in the offseason. Its bell-shaped flowers are a beautiful shade of rosy pink which contrast nicely with its thick and glossy burgundy foliage. Wine and Roses is a rather tall shrub of its kind, ranging from 45 to 60 inches in height and 60 to 70 inches in length. Wise and Roses grow as long as it does full which makes it perfect for a small garden. This shrub also goes nicely as part of any flower arrangement. Many landscapers and gardeners enjoy Wine and Roses because it is meant to make a statement with its gorgeous contrasting colors. Wine and Roses go nicely as an accent shrub or work well with mass planting as well. Be sure to space the bushes three feet apart when planting, so they have enough room to grow. Wine and Roses is an easy shrub to maintain needing practically no maintenance at all. It requires direct sunlight and medium amounts of water. The bush should be fertilized with slow release fertilizer in early Spring. The shrub grows at a moderate speed, making it perfect to plant at the beginning of the season. Wine and Roses thrive in well-dried soils, but can also adapt to other grounds. Be sure monitor the moisture of this shrub. The shrub blooms in Spring and will re-bloom in the Summer making it a perennial. The plant will live throughout all seasons so you won't have to worry about the shrub dying through the off seasons! The hardiness zones include 4-8 making Wine and Roses suitable for cold temperatures. It is best to prune the bush right after the flowers bloom to ensure your shrub remains healthy. This shrub brings a variety of beautiful friends. Hummingbirds and butterflies adore this shrub! This shrub is also deer resistant, so you won't have to worry about deer in your garden. Romance your garden with this beautiful, contrasting and easy to manage shrub!