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My Monet Purple Effect® Weigela

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An absolutely stunning selection, with plentiful deep rose-purple trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in late spring, along with cream and green variegated foliage that takes on purple tones; a colorful edging or container plant

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
30 inches
Average Landscape Width:
30 inches
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Weigela
Species:
florida
Cultivar:
Verweig8
Flower Color:
rose
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
burgundy
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Density:
dense
Flower Bud Color:
crimson
Flower Form:
trumpet

Ornamental Features

My Monet Purple Effect® Weigela is covered in stunning clusters of rose trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow anthers along the branches in late spring, which emerge from distinctive crimson flower buds. It has attractive creamy white-variegated green foliage with hints of purple. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of burgundy and in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

My Monet Purple Effect® Weigela is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

My Monet Purple Effect® Weigela will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. To help this plant achive its best flowering performance, periodically apply a flower-boosting fertilizer from early spring through into the active growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

My Monet Purple Effect® Weigela makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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