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PlantFiles: Weigela
Weigela florida 'Red Prince'

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: Red Prince

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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6 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CCPikie On Aug 20, 2011, CCPikie from Elmhurst, IL wrote:

My small Weigela is about three years old, growing in light shade. It blooms once in late spring, and does not rebloom. I'm hoping for rebloom once the shrub is more established. No pests or disease, cold hardy.

Positive catcollins On Jan 19, 2009, catcollins from West Friendship, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

Consistent heavy blooms here in West Friendship, Maryland, see photo. No special needs. We have ours in full sun, both in dry locations with poor soil. They don't care.

Positive mikesmets On Jul 23, 2008, mikesmets from Waterbury, CT wrote:

Planted a very small cutting last fall. It has really taken off this summer. Very easy to grow.

Positive Gregirv On Mar 16, 2007, Gregirv from Waverly, VA wrote:

These Plants grow quickly and easily. the grown 3 fold by the end of their first year here in VA. It is very commonly planted in hedgerows and under pines. It thrives in silty and humus filled sandy soil.

Positive TBGDN On Feb 28, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Beautiful dark red trumpets open in late spring on 6-8' shrubs. Very prolific blooms attract hummingbirds like a magnet. Bees and butterflies are also drawn to the flowers. Very hardy, drought resistant and easily grown.

Neutral Todd_Boland On Nov 21, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Red Prince' is the red-flowered counterpart to 'Pink Princess'. It was also developed in the United States with similar plant habits to 'Pink Princess'. It often reblooms later in the season. It is also a little hardier than most Weigela.

Positive tjsangel003 On Nov 18, 2004, tjsangel003 from Warren, OH wrote:

A beautiful flowering shrub with open form. Grows well in full sun, can tolerate dry soil and flowers profusely. A nice bonus is the deep red wine coloring of the leaves in autumn!


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

Anchorage, Alaska
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Littleton, Colorado
Waterbury, Connecticut
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Elmhurst, Illinois
Mackinaw, Illinois
Moline, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
Macy, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
West Friendship, Maryland
Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
Stephenson, Michigan
Kasota, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Fulton, Missouri
Polson, Montana
Hallam, Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Coram, New York
Rochester, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Newton, North Carolina
Harrod, Ohio
Burritts Rapids, Ontario
Export, Pennsylvania
Tiverton, Rhode Island
North Augusta, South Carolina
Viola, Tennessee
Waverly, Virginia
Grand Mound, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Morgantown, West Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin
Menasha, Wisconsin
Muscoda, Wisconsin
New Lisbon, Wisconsin

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