Weigela
Weigela florida 'Pink Princess'

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: Pink Princess

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:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid 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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Broomfield, Colorado

Gulf Breeze, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Wharton, New Jersey

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Moscow, Pennsylvania

Suffolk, Virginia

Grand Mound, Washington

Oak Harbor, Washington

Columbus, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 30, 2011, Grinder12000 from Columbus, WI wrote:

Beautiful shrub/plant. Hummingbirds like it and it will take more space then you realize. A little gangly but it's a huge splash of pink starting the 2nd week of May and lasting about a month. I think I will trim more bottom branches next year though.

Neutral

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

This plant is an American introduction, developed at Iowa State University. The flowers are developed in somewhat drooping clusters with narrow, tubular flowers. Very floriferous with a spreading habit. This American introduction is a little hardier than the French and German cultivars.