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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

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:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral hawallace 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 Todd_Boland 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.


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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