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  • weigela collection

Weigela collection

weigela collection

2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £29.97 £19.98
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £29.97 £19.98
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: April to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In each collection you will receive one 9cm pot of each of the following:

      Weigela All Summer Red ('Slingco1') (PBR) This is a wonderful deciduous shrub that just keeps on giving. The funnel-shaped flowers are a lush shade of red and they usually start appearing in mid-spring. The display does not skip a beat, but intensifies in early summer and continues all the way through to mid-autumn. It is compact enough for a pot, but you will also want to dot a few of these in the border. It is a must if you want strong colour over a really long period in summer.

      Weigela EBONY AND IVORY ('Velda') (PBR) This new weigela has quite unique colouring. The foliage is a rich, deep green, but takes on hints of plum as the summer progresses. These form a lush backdrop for the red-throated white trumpets, that smother the stems in early summer. A low-growing, spreading form, it is great for livening up the front of the border and will also do well in pots.

      Weigela florida MONET ('Verweig') (PBR) A petite variety of the popular Weigela, this is grown as much for its pretty foliage as for the trumpet-shaped, soft pink flowers that smother it in spring. Each leaf is green in the centre surrounded with a deep band of creamy white, and edged with a fineline of rosy pink. It is easy to grow, and drought tolerant once established. It forms a natural mound, making it ideal for the front of a sunny border or spilling over the edge of a pot. Although it will tolerate some shade, it colours up best in full sun.

    • Garden care: Once established removing one or two of the older stems to the base in late summer, cutting back the flowered stems to strong shoots below the spent flowers.