Weigela 'Red Prince'

Weigela florida

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



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Grown for foliage


Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us



Bloom Color:



White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Littleton, Colorado

Waterbury, Connecticut

Niceville, Florida

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

Rochester, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Morgantown, West Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

Menasha, Wisconsin

Muscoda, Wisconsin

New Lisbon, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!