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Weigela 'French Lace'

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: French Lace
Additional cultivar information:(PP12666, aka Brigela)
Hybridized by Briant
Registered or introduced: 2002



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Jacksonville, Florida

Gainesville, Georgia

Plainfield, Illinois

Zion, Illinois

Elkhart, Iowa

Richland, Iowa

Abita Springs, Louisiana

Battle Creek, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Osseo, Minnesota

Raymond, Mississippi

North Tonawanda, New York

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Akron, Ohio

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Lexington, Virginia

Allyn, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 26, 2010, tacotac from Zion, IL wrote:

Let me tell you, we have French Lace, My Monet, Midnight Wine, Wine n' Roses, and just put in the Variegated. The French Lace is literally FULL of blooms each year, jam-packed with beautiful dark pink flowers. The other Weigelas can never compete with this one as they have no where near as many flowers. Not only that, but after all of the Weigelas bloom, the French Lace lasts longer, and later in the summer, it blooms again!!! None of the others bloom more than once like this one does. The French Lace grows like crazy too. We've had it for around 3 years, and it is already over 4 ft tall. I need to keep it trimmed each year as well so it doesn't crowd out the smaller My Monet that is right next to it. If I had a choice to take a Weigela with me, the French Lace would be it!


On Jun 29, 2009, carpathiangirl from Akron, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

My very favorite weigela, strong, hardy and really beautiful. My 2 y.o. plant survived winter and put on nice flower show even being very compact. I'd love it to grow bigger because the foliage looks like colorful tapestry against the green lawn.


On May 24, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This young shrub planted in a very exposed spot came through this brutal winter like a champ!


On Jun 6, 2006, grampapa from Wheatfield, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Wintered over well in z6a, but it was a mild winter.


On Dec 9, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This shrub did really well the first year I had it, then it really slowed down and didn't grow or flower much. Since then I have been able to renewal prune it and it has reponded with new growth and flowers. Hummingbirds like it.


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

This is a very new hybrid, developed by Andre Briant in 1998. The variegation consists of uniform bright yellow margins, sometimes edged in red. The flowers are deep red, making for a wonderful contrast. It is now commonly available. A synonym name is 'Brigela'.