Weigela 'Florida Variegata'
weigela / weigelia
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing to average
- Flowering period: May and June
- Flower colour: pale pink
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Masses of funnel-shaped, pale pink flowers on graceful arching stems in May and June and white-edged, grey-green leaves. Although this pretty, variegated shrub prefers fertile, well-drained soil it will thrive almost anywhere. Best pruned each year in mid-summer, it looks lovely grown in front of a sunny fence or wall.
- Garden care: Once established prune each year in mid-summer 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.
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Q:Weigela florida 'Variegata'
Hello Today I received my order - Weigela florida 'Variegata' - excellently packed and in good condition. Fantastic service, thank you. Do I remove the coconut matting placed on top of the soil before planting? Thanks JeanAsked on 10/6/2009 by Jean Smith
A:Hello Jean, The mat can be removed as this is just a way to keep the weeds at bay while the plants are in their pots. Hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 10/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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