Weigela
Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Pink'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Weigela (wy-GEE-la) (Info)
Species: florida (FLOR-id-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sonic Bloom Pink
Additional cultivar information:(PP24572; Sonic Bloom series, aka Bokrasopin)
Hybridized by Kees Jan Kraan
Registered or introduced: 2012

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Veined

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Peoria, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 6, 2015, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have only just bought one after wavering on the trials and turbulations of if the series really just sells snake oil. I don't really see these flying into and out of stores like knockout roses. Of the three choices the pink variety is by far the most floriferous but time will tell if it even really reblooms. I will provide an update as soon as i have a rebloom following May or September if I never really have one.

Neutral

On Oct 31, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The breeder claims that this cultivar blooms repeatedly till frost without deadheading.

According to the patent application, the color is red-purple rather than red.

The cultivar name is 'BOKrasopin'. "Sonic Bloom" is a trademark owned by Proven Winners.

Bred by Kees Jan Kraan. US PP 24572, 2012.