Minight Wine weigela (Weigela florida ‘Elvera’) is the smallest weigela of the burgundy leaf varieties. This little shrub grows 10 to 12 inches tall by 18 to 24 inches wide. It’s the perfect choice for containers or edging paths or beds. Pink flowers open from early to late spring. Hardy in Zones 5-8.
My Monet weigela (Weigela florida ‘Verweig’) is a dwarf variegated weigela that opens pale pink flowers in late spring to early summer. It’s the perfect weigela for tucking into pots or edging the front of a flower border. The tiny size means pruning isn’t necessary. Hardy in Zones 4-6.
Czechmark Triology weigela (Weigela florida ‘VUKOZGemini’) updates this old-fashioned shrub with a new look, opening flowers in three colors at the same time. The flower show occurs in late spring to early summer, with the white, pink and red blooms beckoning hummingbirds. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
Dark bronze leaves paired with purplish-pink spring blooms give ‘Dark Horse’ Weigela florida head-turning good looks. Flowers beckon hummingbirds to plants that grow 36 inches tall and wide. This small weigela is versatile in the landscape. Use it as a short hedge, accent plant or mass planting. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
A living mulch is a type of low-growing ground cover that blankets soil like a mulch. In this garden, golden creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’) is the living mulch. Other plants that work well as living mulches include alpine strawberry, low juniper, vinca vine or short mints like Corsican mint. Be careful with living mulches that root along stems as they grow. These types of plants can easily become invasive and even try to overgrow lawns.
Sonic Bloom Pink weigela (Weigela florida ‘Bokrasopin’) is a reblooming weigela that delivers a stunning flower show in late spring to early summer, followed by a steady march of blooms until fall frost. The pink flowers are a hummingbird favorite. Plant size is 4 to 5 feet tall and wide at maturity. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
Fine Wine weigela (Weigela florida ‘Bramwell’) blends dark burgundy colored leaves with pretty pink blooms that open in late spring to early summer. This shrub has a compact, mounded form that tops out at 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 4-8.