Reblooming Weigela
Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Red'

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 Red
Additional cultivar information:(Sonic Bloom series, aka Verweil4)
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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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

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:

Non-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:

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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

While I haven't grown this plant, I have seen it at nurseries locally. The red of this series does not appear to set off as many flower buds as the pink variety does. I noticed while looking at the plants there were of course far fewer flower buds but also they were lower in the branch structure kind of hidden from common view. If you notice looking at marketing photos the pink variety is always shown in full shrub pictures while the red is shown in close up of the flower. The red I am sure is great in color but if you are truly looking for a bang for a flowering shrub, I wouldn't rely on the sonic red providing it to the expectations of marketing. If it seems the chances of a plant breeder hitting it big with 3 reblooming shrubs within the same family for a "series release" seems to... read more

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

The breeder claims this cultivar blooms repeatedly from late spring till frost without deadheading.

The cultivar name is 'Verweil4'. "Sonic Bloom" is a trademark owned by Proven Winners.