Weigela florida Magical Rainbow ('Kolmagira') (PBR)

weigela / weigelia

3 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The foliage of this deciduous shrub emerges each spring with a wide creamy yellow margin, but during summer, it takes on pink tones. In late spring and early summer, masses of dark pink buds open to paler pink, trumpet-shaped flowers. Relatively compact and incredibly colourful from spring to autumn, it is great in larger pots as well as mixed borders.

  • Garden care: Once established prune each year in midsummer after flowering, removing one or two of the older stems to the base and cutting back the flowered stems to strong shoots below the spent flowers.

Vinca minor

lesser periwinkle

Superb ground cover

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Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'

granny's bonnet

Stunning, double, ruby-red flowers

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Clematis alpina

alpine clematis (group 1)

Delightful mid-blue, bell-shaped flowers in April/May

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Clematis 'Brunette'

alpine clematis (group 1)

Striking, rich plum tones

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Early-flowering summer shrubs

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