WINE & ROSES® Weigela

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 4-5' Width/Spread: 4-5'

The classic! Plant a piece of horticultural history in your yard with Wine & Roses weigela. The first-ever dark foliaged weigela, this incredibly beautiful and unique selection ushered in a new dawn for the old-fashioned favorite. A Wine & Roses weigela in full bloom is a sight to behold: deep purple foliage, accompanied by a veritable orchestra of pink trumpet flowers. Weigela is very easy to grow – just give it full sun and regular moisture, and let them delight you, year after year.


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.

Botanical Name

Weigela florida 'Alexandra' PP#10,772, CBR#2642


4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun


Average, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring, Summer


Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant

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