Weigela
Weigela 'Midnight Wine'

Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Weigela (wy-GEE-la) (Info)
Cultivar: Midnight Wine
Additional cultivar information:(PP12217, aka Elvera)
Hybridized by H. Geers
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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:

Brookfield, Connecticut

Wilmington, Delaware

Palatine, Illinois

Dracut, Massachusetts

Richland, Michigan

Croton On Hudson, New York

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Kaysville, Utah

Lexington, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Oakton, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 18, 2010, hawallace from Austin, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Had two shrubs for 3 seasons in zone 4b. Planted in more of a clay loam close to the house. Looked good the first season, struggled the second. One completely died the third season and the other only had a couple of buds. I have replaced the 'midnight wine' variety with 'dark horse' hoping for more hardiness. I am in the city of Austin, MN, and am fairly protected but we do get a lot of wind. This past winter we had several feet of snow...most everything looked better than ever, except the weigela...not sure what happened.

Neutral

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

This is another of the new purple-leaved cultivars of Weigela developed by Herman Geers of Holland. This one has the darkest foliage of all on a super dwarf plant that rarely exceeds 2 feet. This shrub could easily be used in the perennial border to contrast with other perennials. Flowers are pink. It is becoming more widely available in North America.