Weigela
Weigela 'Dark Horse'

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: Dark Horse
Additional cultivar information:(PP14381)
Hybridized by P. Moore
Registered or introduced: 2002

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Burgundy

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:

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:

Ashdown, Arkansas

Chicago, Illinois

Garden City, Michigan

Salt Lake City, Utah

Malone, Wisconsin

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

This PAF cultivar is quite recent and is another grown for its deep purple foliage. Plant height, habit and flowers are essentially the same as the Dutch cultivar 'Midnight Wine'. Like the later, this cultivar could easily be used in the perennial border as a contrast plant.