A tidy bun-shaped weigela is tucked into the garden.
Dark burgundy purple tints the dark green leaves of Midnight Sun weigela.
Midnight Sun weigela is dark red with fall color.
Yellow, burgundy, red, and green come together in Midnight Sun weigela.
Midnight Sun weigela is planted in a row at the front of a garden border.

Midnight Sun™ Weigela

The ultimate front of the border plant. Midnight Sun™ weigela has a cute habit and a wild color show, perfect for keeping this important space interesting. It grows in such a tidy little bun shape that you’d swear it must be pruned to shape, but it isn’t! Its wide shiny leaves are the real stars though, as they bear interesting color combinations similar to something you might see on coleus. And thanks to its deer resistance and easy care regimen, you can be sure that it will keep providing the show.

Why grow Midnight Sun™ weigela?

  • Complex color show
  • Tiny, compact habit
  • Deer resistant

Additional information

Dimensions1.5 × 1 ft
Botanical Name

Weigela florida 'Verweig9' ppaf, cbraf

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Pink

Foliage Color

Green, Purple, Red

Height

1-1.5'

Width/Spread

1-1.5'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Late Spring

Uses

Borders, Edging, Erosion Control, Low Hedges, Mass Planting, Slope

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Foliage interest, Landscape plant

Blooms On

New wood

Breeder

Bert Verhoef

SKU: 97608-1 Plant Type:

Light: It gets the best foliage color and highest bloom count in full sun.

Soil: Adaptable to most soils, except those that stay wet.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Rejuvenation pruning every 3 to 5 years is recommended – this is the process of removing 1/3 of the thickest branches all the way to the ground. Maintains its habit naturally, no need to prune to shape.

Other: Makes a great cut flower or foliage filler for arrangements.

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